Patient Participation Group

All patients registered with Wateringbury Surgery are eligible to join our Patient Participation Group.

We are a small friendly group looking to find new members. We meet 4 times a year and lookat ways to make a positive contribution to the services and facilities offered by the surgery.

A PPG is an independent body formed to act as an interface between the practice and patient.

Patient Participation Group 


Ours aims are to:

  • assist the practice to serve our community in the most effectiveway,
  • provide a greater commitment to community health,
  • increase awareness of local services.

Patient benefits of a PPG :

  • enable patients to be more responsible for their own health,
  • enable patients to have a better understanding and knowledge of the practice and its staff,
  • consultation about arrangements for healthcare provision at the surgery
  • improved communicationwith staff,
  • a forum to suggest ideas and voice concerns.

Practice benefits of a PPG:

  • plan services jointly with patients,
  • a forum to voice concerns and suggest ideas to patients,
  • closer relationswith our practice community.