Engaging the involvement of our patients is a very helpful process to ensuring our services are shaped to best meet patients’ needs.
To help us with this we invite any patient who would like to contribute to the practice to join our informal and friendly Patient Participation Group (PPG)
What is a PPG? This video helps explain more
The PPG meets with representatives of the practice staff on two or three occasions a year at the practice to discuss development of the practice facilities and services. This is your opportunity to help shape the healthcare services within your community
If you would be interested in participating please complete the the sign-up form below and you will be sent an email which enables you to reply to register your interest in our patient-led representative group.
We have also set up an online patient representation group so that you can have your say without needing to commit to group meetings. We will ask the members of this representative group some questions from time to time, such as what you think about our opening times or the quality of the care or service you received. We will contact you via email and keep our surveys succinct so it shouldn’t take too much of your time.
In order to gather a truly representative sample of patients together, we welcome patients from all manner of diverse backgrounds including young people, students, workers, retired people, people with long term conditions, and people from non-British ethnic groups.
If you are interested in joining the PPG, or are happy for us to contact you occasionally by email as part of an on line patient representation group, please click the link below to open the sign-up form and complete all the fields.
OR: if you prefer, you can download the sign-up form below, print it out, fill it in, and post it to the Practice, put it through the letterbox, or hand it to a Receptionist.
We will be in touch shortly after we receive your form. Please note that no medical information or questions will be responded to.
Many thanks for your assistance.
Please note that the PPG cannot become involved in matters of a specifically medical or clinical nature.
What we do
The Goring and Woodcote Medical Practice Patient Participation Group (PPG) comprises members of the patient community served by the Goring and Woodcote Medical Practice. It exists to provide:
- A key link between the patient community and the Practice.
- An effective forum for patient feedback to the Goring and Woodcote GPs.
- Voluntary assistance to the Practice when requested at events such as the annual ‘flu clinics
Why this is important
The changes to the NHS and the focus on patient involvement means that the PPG now has an increasingly proactive role to ensure that patient views are captured and understood by the Practice. The PPG will be fulfilling this obligation through a series of public meetings, newsletters and surveys to give patients the opportunity to express their views.
How we are organised
The PPG is organised into:
- A representative committee of 12 members (including a lead GP and the Practice manager) which meets bi-monthly.
- A core working group made up of the chairman, secretary and communications lead meets more frequently to deal with on-going projects.
- A large ‘virtual’ membership that is fully representative of the patient population and is about to be recruited. These members will form the sounding board from which views, ideas and suggestions will be sought to feed back to the Practice.
Updated contact details coming soon
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