Patient Participation Group Awareness Week - 06 - 11 June 2016
Our PPG Coordinator Kelly Wilson along with several of our Healthwatch Volunteers held information stands across several GP practices across Sunderland to promote PPG awareness week. PPG Awareness Week aims to promote the role and benefits of PPGs to patients, the public and health professionals, to create more understanding of the value of true patient participation.
Holding the information stands gave us the opportunity to reach out to patients face to face and give them a better insight into PPG’s. We also had the opportunity to speak with reception staff to find out how much they knew about PPG’s and what they would advise patients who showed an interest.
We had a very good response from patients who were interested to find out about PPGs with some practices managing to recruit new patient members for both their ‘actual’ and ‘virtual’ group.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all practice staff and patients who were involved and eagerly accepted our support.