Patient Participation Group (PPG)

The Elms has a Patient Participation Group (PPG)  up and running. The group meets Bi monthly normally the 1st Wednesday of every other month; the meeting starts at 10.00am and runs until 11.30am. (No meetings January or August). 

The purpose of the PPG
 is to provide a forum to consult with patients about any proposed changes within the practice. On a wider level it gives patients the opportunity to engage with the local population to gather views and suggestions for the provision of future healthcare services. It also communicates to patients’ future plans for their healthcare services. 

The meeting is informal and refreshments (tea/coffee) are provided, please contact reception on 727 5555 if you are interested in joining or for details of the next meeting date/time. 

If you would like further information regarding the PPG, please download the leaflet below:

PPG Leaflet


Also, our PPG would like to formally invite any patients who are interested with the following invitation letter:

PPG Invitation


Please find below a link to our NHS Choices website for further information on the practice:

The Elms Medical Centre


“I am a retired GP and now getting lots of experience as a patient! I feel patients have a great deal to contribute to our GP practice. We have a different  perspective and can offer constructive feedback and suggestions to the practice on various  issues  e.g. about becoming a Greener practice,  and specifically about our experiences of  interacting with the practice. The PPG is very friendly and the Elms staff are very responsive to our views. We just need more people to get involved!.” – PPG Member