Patient Participation Group

Friends of Silverdale

Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) are made up of volunteers interested in healthcare issues, and can also include members of practice staff. They meet regularly to decide ways and means of making a positive contribution to the services and facilities offered by the surgery to patients.

They are an excellent way for practices to keep in touch with the patient
perspective and improve the patient experience.

They can also help to influence the commissioning of services and support the practice through more practical ways like fundraising or organising support groups.

Please note that a PPG is not a forum for individual complaints or for single issue campaigns.

We currently have 11 members who represent a cross section of our Practice population. We are also happy to accept new members. 

We are looking for the proactive engagement of patients and would like to invite you to consider applying to join this exciting forum and to help influence the ways in which we can improve the patient experience.