Patient Participation Group

Trent Valley Surgery

Patient Participation Group (TVS-PPG)

Your local volunteer Patient Participation Group (PPG) is a group of patients working together with Practice representatives on behalf of all the patients of Trent Valley Surgery (TVS).

We provide patients’ perspective on our health and care services, to ensure that the Practice puts its patients interests at the heart of everything it does.

All GP Practices in England are required to have a PPG, with each one determining its own priorities according to the needs of the patients, community and Practice. We comply with all the regulations of the National Association for Patient Participation.

The PPG is not an alternative to the existing complaints procedures of the GP Practice - and does not become involved in patients’ personal medical issues.


Our overall aim is to:

facilitate patients and staff working together and sharing ideas

encourage patients to take more responsibility for their own health

help improve the services offered by the Practice.


What do we do/how do we do it?

we meet monthly to ensure there are good communications between the Practice, patients and other health and care service providers

we contribute the patients’ voice to discussion about change or improvement of services at the Practice

we support the Practice in implementing worthwhile changes to working practices

we share two-way information and opinions between patient population and surgeries.


We would like to develop a programme of activities that meet the needs of patients. This may include carrying out patient surveys, holding health awareness and information events, and any activities that support the Practice in its dealings with other organisations and health and care service providers.


More Information

For information on meetings (minutes, future dates etc), the TVS-PPG Constitution and other information please see surgery noticeboards, our page on the Practice website, or visit TrentValleySurgery on Facebook.

If you would like to contact us direct please email, or leave a written message at the reception at either Saxilby or Torksey surgery.

Trent Valley Surgery Patient Participation Group Constitution

PPG Constitution Information

The information you supply us will be used lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to know what information is held about you and sets out rules to make sure that this information is handled properly.

For further information please contact the PPG via email or leave a written message at either Torksey or Saxilby surgeries.

Future Meeting Dates

The PPG will be holding monthly meetings on the following dates:

Tuesday 28th September, 7pm 2021 via Zoom– AGM
Tuesday 9th November 4pm 2021 - Zoom
Tuesday 7th December 4pm 2021 Zoom
Tuesday 11th January 4pm 2022 Face to Face TVS
Tuesday 8th February 4pm 2022 Zoom
Tuesday 8th March 4pm 2022 Zoom.


Annual General Meeting 28 September 2021, 7pm

This year’s AGM is to be held remotely via Zoom, as last year, but all patients have access to the reports and voting in advance of the meeting. You do not have to attend the meeting to be involved, but new faces are always welcome. We are hoping to have a speaker talking about Patient Participation. We would be delighted if anyone feels they would like to take part in the management group, there are opportunities to come to any meeting during the year to find out what it’s all about.

For information on the AGM: for those with internet access, please email a request to, or otherwise leave a message at either surgery for the PPG Secretary, by 12pm Monday 13 September 2021. You will then receive the agenda, reports, resolution papers, and link to the meeting for those who wish to attend. Prior voting or questions will need to be received back to the PPG email or posted to surgeries by 12mn Friday 24 September 2021.