Every GP practice in the South Kent Coast area can have a Patient Participation Group. For most people, their GP is where they are most likely to use their local health service.
Joining a PPG at your GP practice can mean that you get all the information that you need to make choices about you and your family’s health and wellbeing. Alongside regular, relevant information the PPG at your GP practice can be somewhere you can get informal support for you and your family’s health needs, find volunteering opportunities and have your say about changes to the NHS in your area.
Patient Participation Groups meeting in GP practices can send a representative to one of three local groups in Deal, Dover and Shepway. These groups meet once every two months with staff from the voluntary sector and NHS. The views and problems that are talked about at your GP practice are shared here and can then go on to be heard by NHS and council officers. Your health matters to you and it matters to South Kent Coast CCG. Ask at your GP practice about joining their Patient Participation Group and be part of the plan for your NHS.
To find out more about the PPG in your area, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or view the links below.
As well as opportunities for patients and stakeholders to input into local health services, the CCG has supported the set up of our Health Reference Group (HRG). This is a permanent working group that forms an integral part of the CCG’s strategic processes.