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Patient Participation Group

A Patient Participation Group (PPG) was launched in 2013 in Gillingham to enable all patients of the Barn and Peacemarsh surgeries to have a say about services provided by the GP Practice. The PPG is promoted by Gillingham Health Forum in partnership with the GP Practice and NHS Dorset.

The group is a voluntary group aimed at advising the GP Practice on improvements to services; ensuring links are made between patients and the range of local support available and acts as a representative group to be called on to influence decision-making on the provision of health and social care. For more details please use the following link http://www.gillinghamsurgery.co.uk/ppg.aspx.

You can also make direct contact with the chair of the Steering Group: chairgillinghamppg@gmail.com

To join the PPG please see the attachment below. The Terms of Reference provide more detailed background information.

The PPG has also created a list of Local Pharmacy and Medical Services (below for version 5 uploaded on 23/4/2017), a potentially lifesaving leaflet about using defibrillators and where to access them locally in an emergency (version 2 uploaded on 28/9/2016) an extremely useful reminder of how to get the best from your doctor's appointment (version 2 uploaded on 17/1/2017), information about Vitamin D (uploaded on 26/9/2016) and advice on whether you need to see a doctor (uploaded on 17/1/2017).

They produce a newsletter titled "An Apple A Day" - see tab to the left or click on http://www.threeriversgillingham.org/node/142

If you are interested in joining the group please see the online form at http://www.gillinghamsurgery.co.uk/ppg.aspx or paper copies at your local GP's Reception, which can then be handed to the Receptionist.

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PPG invitation to join leaflet.pdf293.14 KB
PPG terms of reference.pdf27.66 KB
Local Pharmacy & Other Medical Services v5.pdf19.15 KB
A5_Vitamin_leaflet_public_FINAL_22_12_14.pdf1.84 MB
About defibrillators v2.pdf72.79 KB
10 top tips to get the most out of your GP appointment v2.pdf81.36 KB
Do I Need To See A Doctor.pdf65.66 KB