Patient participation groups
Did you know it is a contractual requirement for GP practices to have a PPG and to make reasonable efforts for this to be representative of the practice population?
Anticipating PPGs to be a rich source of local user intelligence data, in May 2015, Healthwatch East Sussex recruited a patient participation support worker, Kate Richmond.
Her role is to develop the Healthwatch East Sussex relationship with local PPGs, providing development support to the PPG and GP Practice and to enable PPGs to link into wider changes in the local health & care system, notably East Sussex Better Together.
The work delivered in the last 10 months has led to increased levels of data on primary care, assisting Healthwatch East Sussex in its priority setting. It has also provided support to GP practices, and their clinical commissioning group’s engagement team; and it has supported many PPGs.
PPG event 24th February 2016
Thank you to everyone who attended our PPG event in February.
You can find notes from the event in the links below, and also the presentation slides.