What is a Patient Reference Group?
This is a group of patients working with a practice to:
- Contribute to the continuous improvement of services
- Foster Improved communication between the practice and its patients.
- Help patients to take more responsibility for their health
- Provide practical support and help to implement change
- Each group determines its own activities according to the needs of the community and the practice itself
- Patient participation Groups work by building a relationship between the practice and its patients that breaks down barriers and shares information
- Patient Participation Groups can develop to influence the wider NHS
We aim to gather around a hundred patients from as broad a spectrum as possible to get a truly representative sample. We need young people, workers, retirees, people with long term conditions and people from non-British ethnic groups.
If you are happy for us to contact you by email please click the link below to open the sign-up form and complete all the fields.
Complete the Patient Group Sign-up Form Online
If you prefer, you can download the sign up form as a pdf document, print it out, complete it and return it to the practice.
Download the pdf version of our sign up form
It is important you understand that this group will not be a way of complaining about the services we provide or the treatment you are receiving. If you have a complaint about this you must follow the usual procedure.
You may leave this group at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
To see the Patient Participation Group members profiling information please click here
To ensure that our PRG is representative of our registered patients we regularly send out invitations to patients selected at random who fit a category that is not yet represented to join our group.
If you feel you know anyone who might be interested in joining our PRG please ask them to contact us via the 'contact tab' at the top of this page.
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.