Patient Participation Group (PPG)
Share your experience of extended access to GP appointments
People living in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are being asked to share their experiences of the new service offering extended access to GP appointments into the evening and at weekends.
The Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) want to know your stories around how you have been making use of these extra appointments to make sure they’re working as well as they can be.
Since being introduced in September 2018, patients with a GP in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent have had a greater choice of when they can see a GP, nurse or other primary care service. You can now book appointments on weekend mornings and from 6.30pm to 8pm on weekdays, in addition to the usual hours of 8am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday.
The survey will be available until 11pm on Sunday 16 June 2019.
You can access the online survey here. To request a hard copy of the survey, please call 01785 854482.
GP Patient Survey Results
The GP Patient Survey is an independent survey run by Ipsos MORI on behalf of NHS England. The survey is sent out to over two million people across the UK. The results show how people feel about their GP practice. Visit our “How do I…?” page to learn more or read our FAQ.
What is the role of the Patient Participation Group (PPG)?
The PPG are a group of patients who meet, together with health professionals to ensure that patients are given a ‘voice’ within the GP practice. It is the PPG’s responsibility is to ensure that plans, services and activities respond to patient’s priorities and needs. The PPG does not discuss any patient’s personal health details.
Patient Participation Group Leaflet
Where and when do we meet?
The meetings take place at Moorland Medical Centre on a Tuesday morning, on ten occasions per year. Subgroups formed from a few PPG members meet more frequently when working on specific projects.
Examples of work completed to date
- Completing annual patient surveys
- Planning health awareness weeks, held at the surgery which included co-ordinating a range of health specialists and speakers
- Assisting in obtaining patient feedback to aid the planning of health services
- Improving access for ambulances visiting the surgery via new road markings
Would you like to join the Moorland Medical Centre PPG?
Join us as an active volunteer and use your personal experience to contribute to the planning of local healthcare services. Every member’s contribution is valued and appreciated. It is essential that all information is kept strictly confidential, you would therefore be required to sign a confidentiality agreement prior to starting.
Joining the PPG
Email us at, firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone us on 01538 399008
Pop in to the practice and request a contact form, please return it to the practice when you have completed it.
Visit the Moorland Medical Centre website atwww.moorlandmedicalcentre.co.uk and follow the links.
If you are happy for us to contact you occasionally by email please click the link below to open the sign-up form and complete all the fields.
Complete the Patient Group Sign-up Form Online
If you prefer, you can download the sign up form as a pdf document, print it out, complete it and return it to the practice.
Download the pdf version of our sign up form
We will be in touch shortly after we receive your form. Please note that no medical information or questions will be responded to.
Many thanks for your assistance
information you supply us will be used lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to know what information is held about you and sets out rules to make sure that this information is handled properly.