Walton Village Medical Centre - Patient Participation Group [PPG]
We launched the group in 2016 with assistance from the Liverpool CCG. As out list size was relatively small at approximately 2800 patients, our initial group was made up of 3 patients, 1 receptionist. This number will be expanded in future.
We hope to operate a "virtual member" scheme where patients can request to become virtual members thereby receiving copies of the agenda and minutes. Once a place becomes available on the group virtual members are asked to join on a first come first serve basis.
The AIMS of the Patient Participation Group (PPG) are as follows:
 To encourage a positive relationship between the patients and the surgery staff, both medical and administrative
 To have a voice for the patient in the practice
 To be realistic about what you can achieve and to look for small changes that can make a real difference
 To work constructively and positively to help identify solutions and to work in partnership with the practice and other local organisations
 Carrying out research to find out what matters to patients and discussing the findings with the practice