We want to ensure that patients, their families and carers are represented and heard from at all stages of their treatment.

Generally made up of a group of volunteer patients, the practice manager and one or more of the GPs from the practice, patient participation groups meet on a regular basis to discuss the services on offer, and how improvements can be made for the benefit of patients and the practice.

The beauty of PPGs is that there is no set way in which they work - the aims and work of each group entirely depends on local needs - but they are have the aim of making sure that their practice puts the patient, and improving health, at the heart of everything it does.

We have developed a model of working with NHS Trusts, GP practices and other health and social care organisations, including universities and colleges to assist with patient involvement. This includes, a patient participation information and support pack and guidelines, which you can download just below.

Download your patient participation toolkit

More information about your patient participation toolkit

We have also developed a working together guide to provide some tips on how better to involve patients as equal partners in the spirit of true co-production. 

Download the working together guide

Work with us

There are many ways in which the Patients Association can support your organisation to better involve wider numbers and types of patients.

Click here to find out about the ways you can work with us