Patient Participation Group
The Patient Participation Group (PPG) is made up of patient representatives from the Firs House and Telegraph Street registered patient list. The group is part of a wider network of patient groups from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough GP Practices, and representatives from the Clinical Commissioning Group. It acts as a sounding board for ideas on how the Practice can improve the experience of its patients and provides a good opportunity for two-way communication between patient representatives and the Practice.
The PPG meets bi-monthly, generally on the first Tuesday of the month from 6.15p.m. – 7.45 p.m. and is supported by a senior GP Partner and the Practice Manager who attend the meetings. In addition to the PPG, the Virtual Patient Reference Group (VPRG), an online group currently comprising over 1200 patient members, supplements patient representation at the Practice.
The PPG has been actively involved in organising a number of wide-ranging health promotion events in partnership with local community centres in Histon and Cottenham. Topics have included Health Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet, Advances in Cancer Research and Diagnosis, Falls Prevention and more events are planned over the next twelve months.
If you are interested in joining the PPG, please contact the surgery receptionist. Alternatively, if you cannot commit to regular meetings and activities, do consider signing up for the VPRG, which can be done online or by completing a form available from reception.
More information about the VRPG, PPG and minutes of past meetings can be found at www.firshouse.com and on the notice boards at Firs House and Telegraph Street surgeries.
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Fei-Ni Toole (Chair)