Patient Participation Group
Heald Green Health Centre 1, combined with patients from Heald Green
Health Centre 2, has a very active Patient Participation Group who meet
regularly to discuss various health-related issues.
What is a Patient Participation Group (PPG)?
A PPG is a group of people who are patients of the surgery and want to help it work as well
as it can for patients,doctors and staff. The NHS requires every practice to have a PPG.
Why should I join?
If you are a registered patient of either practice in the Health Centre, your experiences matter and you can bring different ideas and views to support the practices. We want the patients to work in partnership with the surgery to ensure that the patient voice is heard and their perspective is considered.
You will also have the opportunity to meet new people and learn more about health and care here at Heald Green, in the primary care network and in Stockport.
How often does the PPG meet?
The PPG meets in the surgery for talks from September to May and any registered patient can attend these meetings. Details of meetings are displayed on the notice board in the surgery waiting room and on this website. if you cannot make the meetings then don't worry, you can still take part through the PPG email list. We are also hoping to set up a wider virtual group soon.
We have a small organising committee of the PPG which include George Rogers and Christine Morgan as the current Chair.
What is a Virtual Group?
A Virtual Group is a group of patients who would like to be part of the Patient Participation Group but prefer not to attend meetings. They get involved by email instead. Information such as newsletters, minutes of the Patient Participation Group meetings and surveys will be shared electronically. It means that if you can’t make face-to-face meetings, are caring for someone and unable to leave them, or are working, you can still be kept informed, give your views and participate.
Will my views be heard?
Your views are important and will be listened to. It may not be possible to act on every suggestion, but all feedback is very valuable.
Working in a spirit of mutual respect, openness and trust, all patients' views will be discussed and, where appropriate, we will work together on solutions.
PLEASE JOIN US!
You can ask at reception for a PPG sign up form or contact Chris Morgan for further details on