Patient Participation Group

The Patient Participation Group was established at the Practice in 2007. The purpose of the group is to ensure that the Patients in the Practice receive the best possible GP / Health / Community Care.

There are currently 15 members made up from patients representing Dinnington, Anston, and Woodsetts, Practice Managers and a Partner.

We are currently looking for new members

The PPG has written Terms of reference which are regularly reviewed.

Meetings are held to ensure that patients have a voice on the running and development of the Practice and to discuss current activities and proposed changes. The PPG also helps to set the priorities for the Practice.

There are monthly informal meetings where we focus on specific projects. The latest project was to discuss ideas and how this new website would look and what it would include. Some group members are also involved with the Rother Valley South Community Forum  that meets monthly.

The PPG has responsibility for agreeing the issues which have priority.  The PPG reviews Practice feedback from a multitude of sources such as in house survey results, the National Access survey, NHS CHOICES and Friends and Family Test.

The main points from the minutes and other PPG news are displayed on the PPG noticeboards at each site.

If you are a patient and would like to share your views, please get in touch with your local Patient Participation Group members. The Practice can put you in touch with them. They will be happy to hear from you or meet up at the surgery. Alternatively contact the Practice Manager, Kathryn Allen on 01909 517433, who can put you in touch with other members.

If any patient is interested in becoming a member of the group and attending the meetings or being part of a virtual email group please contact Kathryn Allen by email:

If you are happy for us to contact you occasionally by email please click the link below to open the sign-up form and complete all the fields.



The Aims of the Patient Participation Group

  • To offer opinions in a constructive manner and to put forward ideas on behalf of other patients.
  • To improve the provision of health care.
  • To improve communication between surgery, patients and the wider community about matters concerning the surgery and health in general.
  • To provide assistance in development of new services.
  • To encourage a spirit of self help and support amongst patients to improve their health and social care.