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The Callowland Surgery - Patient Participation Group (PPG)

Have you registered to be a part of our Patient Participation Group?

If so, we would like to thank you for your feedback and views about the key areas that we should be looking into with regards to the health improvement of the local population.

Non-members please register now to be a member of our patient participation group and begin helping us to improve your healthcare at the Surgery.

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Newsletter December 2018


  • To participate in the health improvement of the local population
  • To encourage patients to engage in their own healthcare


  • To have knowledge on issues that impact on health
  • Being a signpost to other services and agencies
  • Sharing experience and feedback
  • Highlighting excellence
  • Turning knowledge into action
  • Supporting change
  • Promoting self-management
  • Linking into the community

We propose to have two levels of membership and these are detailed below.

Level 1 – Core Group

The core group will consist of 8 – 10 people who will communicate with the wider level 2 virtual group in obtaining their views and comments on projects that the PPG is involved in. This core group will communicating via email and meet approximately 4 times per year. 

The group will need to nominate a lead who will drive the core group and the wider group to decide what you want your PPG to do or be.  

The main thing is to find a model that is self-sustaining and meets the aspirations of its members.  If you would like to be part of the core group please confirm by email to callowland.ppg@nhs.net and use the heading Core Group – Level 1.  It would be extremely useful if you could identify some of your key skills that would help us with our core group.


Level 2 – Virtual Group


The virtual group is made up of members who do not wish to be in the core group but would like to be part of the PPG.  This group would be contacted by email and asked their opinions on services and again, what you would like to see your PPG do or be.  They would be contacted by the core group for their views and fed back information via e mail and newsletter.  If you would like to be part of the virtual group please confirm by email to callowland.ppg@nhs.net and use the heading Virtual


Group – Level 2.


By providing your email details you are consenting to the surgery adding you to the PPG contact list. This will mean we can contact you by email with regards to PPG business. You can opt out at any time by emailing callowland.ppg@nhs.net and informing us that you no longer wish to remain a member of the PPG. At this point your details will be removed for the PPG contact list. You details will not be shared with anyone else, will only be used for this purpose and will be stored securely


You must be a current patient at the surgery to be a member of the PPG. 

We look forward to hearing from you and your future support in helping us develop the surgery PPG.

You can also register here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5JLXWY3