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 (click here for further details)

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.

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 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.