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Patient Participation Group (PPG)

Visit the PPGs own PPG website for more information

Next Meeting

Thursday 28th June 2018.

Speaker to be announced

At Ainsdale Medical Centre - 6:30pm start

Future meeting programme

Thursday 27th September 2018 (AGM)

Thursday 22nd November 2018

What does the PPG do?

Our High Level Objectives

  • To collect and interpret feedback about the surgery

  • To promote good health through awareness/education and the development of relationships with local community organisations that can help our patients

  • Monitor developments in local and national healthcare provision

  • To extend the group to be more representative of our overall patient population

  • To increase the use of social media to engage patients and others in the development of the surgery and healthcare in general.

Read our 2017 Chair's Report to see everything the group did in the last 12 months.

Minutes of Previous MeetingsPPG Minutes 19th April 2018.pdf

April 19th 2018MinutesNo speaker
January 4th 2018Minutes Speaker Susanne Lynch - Medicines management Lead at Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
November 16th 2017MinutesSpeaker Justine Shelton - Sefton Pensioners' Advisory Service View Poster 
September 28th 2017 ( AGM)Minutes 
September 14th 2017 ( Flu Planning) Minutes 
June 29th 2017Minutes
May 11th 2017Minutes
January 5th 2017MinutesSpeaker:  Betty Boner - Healthwatch
November 17th 2016Minutes
September 15th 2016Minutes

History of General Practice in Ainsdale.

At the September AGM Dr Bennett gave a very informative talk on the history of General Practice in Ainsdale and some of the challenges we face in the future. You can read his notes here.



1/8/16 : Update

Our PPG is made up of approx 12-14 patient volunteers. We meet five times a year ( normally at 6:30pm) to discuss various issues around improving how the practice operates.

31/3/15: Read our report for 2014/15

We will soon be transitioning our on-line patient participation group into a forum that meets physically three or four times a year alongside the on-line discussion forum. If you would like to be involved in the group please get in touch with the Practice and tell the Receptionist you would like to speak to the Practice Manager about the PPG. Our objective is to make the group as representative as possible - 30% of our population is aged between 17 and 34 and yet they are not represented at all in our current group.  

2013/4 Patient Participation report - read our report on the work we have been doing with our Patient Reference Group including the results of the patient survey we carried out recently.

Patient Reference Groups (PRGs) are an effective way for patients and GP surgeries to work together to improve services and to promote health and improved quality of care.

View a printable version of our PRG information

Read the terms of reference for the PRG.

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