Atypical Patient Representative Group (PRG) brings together patients, GPs andstaff members from a GP practice (or group of practices) They meet regularly todiscuss issues relating to their practice and the services provided topatients.
Patient Representative Group (PRGs) are good for patients because:
They encourage patients to be moreresponsible for their own health
Patients know more about their GP practice and its staff members
Communication between patients and practicestaff improves
Patients have a chance to make suggestionsand ask questions
Local people can raise money to improve the facilities at their GP practice
Through links to NHS Walsall and the MyNHSWalsall membership scheme, PPG memberscan have their say on wider health issues as well.
Patient Representative Group (PRGs) are good for practice staff members because:
GPs and their staff can work with patients toplan services which best meet the needs of the people who use those services
They can provide help and advice for patients on non-medical or social care issues.
Patients can help the practice to meet its targets and objectives
GPs and staff have an opportunity to share their ideas with patients.
They get closer to their community – even more important as GPs take on increasing responsibility for spending more ofthe NHS budget to plan and buy health services for local people.
Meeting minutes & Newsletters
Terms of Reference
The following Terms of Reference were updated by the PRG members at their meeting on the 7th March 2013.
Our PRG minutes from 2012-2015 have been archived. If you would like to view any minutes or newsletters from these dates, please contact the surgery and ask to speak to Heidi Hewitt, Locality Manager
Annual Report 14-15/ Action Plan 16-17
Annual Report 2014-15
Our Patient Annual Report has been prepared to provide an overview of the our Patient Representative Group and the work they have undertaken to help our Practice in 2014-15.
The Practice would like to thank very much those patients who have given their time and energy to get to grips with a complex service and help direct and shape an action plan to address the main issues identified in the patient survey.