Hamilton Medical Centre

86 Market Street, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 6HB

Telephone: 0151 649 0191

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Patient Participation Group


Welcome to our Patient Participation Group Page (PPG)

What is a PPG?

A Patient Participation Group (PPG) is a group of people who are patients of the surgery and want to help it work as well as it can for patients, doctors and staff. The NHS requires every practice to have a PPG.

Why should you join and why is the PPG important?

  • To support the practice
  • To have a clear role in understanding patients and listening to them
  • To advocate and support campaigns.
  • To be a representative when possible

How often does the Patient Participation Group meet?

We meet at the surgery, but not too often.  We know that you are busy, so we meet only a few times per year and hope that you can join us.

If you can’t make meetings then don’t worry you can still be part of our virtual group.

What is a virtual group?

A virtual group is a group of patients who would like to be part of the Patient Participation Group but prefer not to attend meetings. They get involved by email instead. Information such as practice newsletters, minutes of the Patient Participation Group meetings and surveys will be shared electronically. It means that if you can’t make facetoface meetings, are caring for someone and unable to leave them, or are working, you can still be kept informed, give your views and participate.