Strand Patient Participation Group (SPPG)
“Strand Patient Participation Group aim to act as representatives of the practice population, to get feedback from patients and to support the practice.”
A massive thank you to the PPG and patients who raised an impressive £522 in the Christmas raffle. Based on feedback, this money will pay for the 50" information screen in the new waiting room, meaning more patients will be able to see the information from a distance.
SPPG was established in September 2015 and membership is open to all patients registered at the Practice.
We will be working with the practice to help them develop services and to participate in specific areas of work such as the Annual Patient satisfaction survey.
We are affiliated to the National Association of Patient Participation [NAPP] and members of the SPPG can access the members’ pages of NAPP.
We are linked to the local Clinical Commissioning Group, Coastal West Sussex, and aim to have representatives at any event they hold.
The Committee will hold at least 6 meetings each year and currently aims to meet at 6 weekly intervals. One of the GPs and the Practice Manager attend meetings by standing invitation. Please read our constitution to find out more about the group: Strand PPG Constitution 27 Jan 2019
We need new members to make sure that we are a representative sample of the patients that are registered at this practice; we are particularly interested in reaching out to groups of patients which are, currently under-represented: young parents, working age patients and patients from minority ethnic groups.
We are interested to hear from patients who may not wish to attend meetings but who wish to participate in giving their views through a virtual PPG.
If you would like to join the group or have any ideas that you would like the group to discuss, please email our Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org or ask at reception for a form.
At our first few meetings we have discussed the following items:
- The aims and objectives of the SPPG
- The formation of our mission statement, design of our logo and our constitution
- Our own notice board in the waiting room and what to put on it
- A link to a web page on the surgery’s web site
- Our affiliation to the National Association for Patient Participation [NAPP]
- Funding for a new surgery
- The refurbishment of the waiting room
- The annual patient survey
- The appointments system