26-30 Hartington Street, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 5SL

Patient Participation Group

A Patient Participation Group (PPG) is a group of people who are patients of the surgery and want to help it work as well as it can for patients, doctors and staff. The NHS requires every practice to have a PPG.

Aims of a PPG
  • To encourage a positive relationship between the patients and the practice staff, both medical and administrative
  • To have a voice for the patient in the practice
  • To be realistic about what you can achieve and to look for small changes that can make a real difference
  • To work constructively and positively to help identify solutions and to work in partnership with the practice and other local organisations
  • Produce newsletters for practice patients per annum which will contain appropriate information on local or national health matters
  • Carrying out research to find out what matters to patients and discussing the findings with the practice
  • To encourage patients to engage in their own healthcare so that the PPG is better equipped to organise information sessions on medical and related topics of interest to them
  • To assist with the organisation of self-help groups for patients
     
How to join the PPG

We are looking for individuals to join the PPG, membership will not take up a lot of your time. Interested? Please ask at reception for a form so we can can contact you, or download the form here (nhs_PPG_leaflet) and drop off the complete pages at reception.

Contact Details

The Family Practice Barrow
26-30 Hartington Street,
Barrow-in-Furness
LA14 5SL
T : 01229 402900

Practice hours

Monday           8:00 – 18:30
Tuesday          8:00 – 20:30
Wednesday    8:00 – 18:30
Thursday         8:00 – 18:30
Friday               8:00 – 18:30

When we are closed

Outside of normal surgery hours, emergency cover is provided by ‘NHS 111’ by dialling 111.

For hearing-impaired users please call (Typetalk) 18001 111.

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