Make a difference with your local PPG
Would you like to get involved with our campaigns and make a difference in the care patients receive?
Your GP surgery has its own small team of people who provide a voice for all the patients on the practice’s list. Known as a Patient Participation Group or a PPG, these groups meet regularly to work with the GPs and staff at the practice to improve the way things are run.
The work of PPGs is invaluable to our work as a CCG too. The feedback we get from our PPGs help shape the decisions that we make and directly influence the services we commission for all our patients and carers.
PPGs are also involved with raising awareness of health issues in their area, helping the local practice to make an impact in the community by organising events, distributing information and keeping the community healthy, as you’ll see in our coverage of the “Healthy You Happy You” campaign where they made a difference across West Leicestershire.
Every other month PPG members from across West Leicestershire meet to share best practice, hear about the latest updates to services and the work which the CCG is doing to improve healthcare in their area. You can find the notes and information from the previous events.
If you would like to get involved as a PPG member please ask at your GP surgery for further details, they’d be pleased to have you!
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What's happening at your local PPG?
Quorn patient participation group and their GP practice succesfully hosted an event with two eminent specialists in Bowel Cancer to support patients and their families living with the disease.
Quorn Medical Centre invitied people to the Health Awareness Event on Saturday 17 March 2018 at Quorn Village Hall.
The key speakers who attended and talked about Bowel Cancer awareness and how to cope with the illness were Dr R. Robinson Consultant Physician and Mr M. Norwood Consultant Surgeon from University Hospitals of Leicestershire and Nuffield Health Leicester.
Other support groups that were on hand to provide advice were :
- Bowel Cancer Screening
- Macmillan Cancer and Information Centre
- Voluntary Action South Leicester
- Coping with Cancer in Leicestershire and Rutland
- AGE UK
- Loughborough Cancer Self Help Group
- Quorn Medical Centre
- Light refreshments will also be available.
Feedback from people who attended the health awareness event said "it was a well organised and an excellent informative event". Also when asked what they learned from the event the vast majority said they'd learned more about the "early detection of cancer" and had been "reassured that there is lots of help and support available locally".