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Are you a member of a PPG? Nominate a representative to attend the new PPG Network

Posted on behalf of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care Board

Patient Participation Groups play an important role in supporting practices to engage with their registered patients. They give people an opportunity to share their experiences of the services they receive and to work directly with practice staff to discuss any potential problems as well as possible solutions.

Due to the nature of PPGs, they are made up of people who live in the area and as such provide a localised view of the issues that residents may be experiencing, not just in relation to the GP practice but also wider health and care services. They are a valuable source of information and can help organisations to develop more tailored solutions to improve the health and wellbeing of residents.

To support PPGs and to provide an opportunity for information to be shared between them as well as with health and care organisations, a PPG Network is being developed for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. Run by PPG representatives, it will provide a direct link between PPGs and the Integrated Care Board and support two way communication between them.

All PPGs are invited to nominate a representative to attend the network. This could be the PPG Chair, or another nominated representative decided by the PPG.

PPGs can send contact details for their nominated representative to: [email protected]

The first meeting of the network is to take place via Teams on Wednesday 8th May at 6pm. A diary invite, including Teams link, will be sent to all nominated representatives.