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.
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 www.trentvalleysurgery.co.uk, or visit TrentValleySurgery on Facebook.
If you would like to contact us direct please email email@example.com, or leave a written message at the reception at either Saxilby or Torksey surgery.
Trent Valley Surgery Patient Participation Group Constitution
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 PPGTrentvalley@gmail.com or leave a written message at either Torksey or Saxilby surgeries.
Patient Participation Group NOTICE
Some of the current management group have served for some time and are stepping down. We are keen to find new people who might be interested in what is not an arduous but a really worthwhile way of being involved with improving local health services. Are you that person and registered with the Trent Valley Surgery? If so, please do get in touch via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning the surgery and leaving your contact details for us to contact you. Our meetings currently are held remotely on Zoom, with face to face meetings planned. Please see below for the upcoming planned meetings.
Minutes of Meetings
Future Meeting Dates
The PPG will be holding monthly meetings on the following dates:
Some of the current management group have served for some time and are stepping down. We are keen to find new people who might be interested in what is not an arduous but a really worthwhile way of being involved with improving local health services. Are you that person and registered with the Trent Valley Surgery? If so, please do get in touch via email at email@example.com or by phoning the surgery and leaving your contact details for us to contact you.
Patients are invited to the TVS-PPG AGM to be held at the surgery on 11 October at 5pm. Because of space / covid restrictions, could you kindly let us know if you are planning to attend by emailing PPGTrentvalley@gmail.com, or leaving a message at either Torksey or Saxilby surgeries."