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Toolkit to help set up and run Patient Participation Groups

Every general practice should now have a Patient Participation Group (PPG), acting as a link with the people it serves and as a ‘critical friend’. Roles might include advising on the quality and responsiveness of services, carrying out research and supporting self-care.

But how do you set up and run a PPG? Who should be involved? And what are their roles and responsibilities?

The Patients Association and NHS England in the South West have co-produced with PPG members across Devon and Cornwall a downloadable toolkit to help answer all these questions.

It also includes resources such as checklists, template posters and ‘easy read’ material and can be adapted by your own PPG.

Resources

Introduction and context
Guidance for starting a Patient Participation Group
Template for terms of reference
Roles and responsibilities
Patient Participation Group Checklist
Poster Template
Flyer/leaflet Template
Easy Read Leaflet Template
Confidentiality Policy and Declaration Agreement for Volunteers
Guidelines for use of Social Media in Patient Participation Groups