The PPG Development role supported GP practices to meet their obligations as stated in the GMS contract and CQC requirements. An important function of PPGs is, through patient feedback and involvement, to support the Practice in developing and maintaining an optimum service to patients. The role also supported and contributed towards PPGs becoming better informed about services.
They can then raise awareness amongst other patients about activities and organisations which could contribute to their health and wellbeing, support self-management of their long term health conditions, and make the most appropriate use of health and social care services.
This was achieved by making links with appropriate professionals and leaders of community groups who could then engage with PPGs either individually or at larger PPG events.
Our 3 minute video, which answers a few questions about PPGs is freely available on youtube and also features on High Weald Lewes Havens CCG website.