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Patient Participation Group (PPG)


About our PPG

Our PPG is formed from self selecting interested patient volunteers. It meets 3 or 4 times a year, usually on a Thursday Afternoon, to discuss the progress and development of the practice. We wish our PPG to be truly representative of all different patient groups including different ages, different sexes, different states of health etc.

Our current PPG is composed of 7 members who attend when they can. Generally attendance is very good. Our members range in age and sex. Some have ongoing health problems and others have none. It is difficult to strike the right balance with a PPG. If it is too big is can be too unwieldy. Yet, if it is too small it can’t represent all points of view. We feel we have a well balanced PPG but, that said, we are always looking to recruit to the PPG, especially younger members. We do this by advertising here, on our web site, in our practice leaflet, by posters in reception and by word of mouth. 

If you would like to join our PPG then please contact our Practice Manager (see the Contact Us page)

Knowsley Clinical Commissioning Group has a CCG wide patient participation group to which reps from our PPG are invited to attend giving a chance to influence the development of health care throughout Knowsley.


How we communicate with unrepresented groups

We are always keen to welcome new members to our PPG. We do understand that not everyone can attend. Some people can't get off work, can't come into the surgery or have too many other commitments to become involved. To help gather as broad an opinion as possible our patients can email our practice manager through this web site or talk to her in the practice. The doctors will often canvas your opinion during consultations. All of this intelligence and opinion is fed back to the PPG to help shape practice development.