Walton Village Medical Centre - Patient Participation Group

Ground rules for the meetings

The members agreed the following ground rules for group meetings, in order for them to be effective:

[1] Confidentiality – all things discussed within the group to be treated as confidential

[2] One person speaking at once

[3] Listen to others

[4] Ensure everyone has an opportunity to join in

[5] Respect each other and understand that everyone has an experience / contribution to make

[6] Have fun

[7] Agree topics in advance

[8] Raise awareness of other groups, e.g.

[a] Survivorship

[b]Get opinions from other people / groups in relation to key issues

[c] Enable patients to become aware of other groups that may help them – signposting and look at creating support groups within the surgery where appropriate.