Patient Participation Group
About our PPG and how to join
The Cranborne Practice Patient Participation Group (PPG) is formed of people from a variety of backgrounds, who each bring something different to the group. Its members are volunteer patients who work with the managers and clinicians at The Cranborne Practice and Lake Road Surgery to support and promote the best possible health care for all patients
Our Patient Participation Group works with the Practice to help staff to improve the quality of healthcare and response to patient needs. For more about who we are and what we do, follow this link to the PPG Charter>>
If you would like to join our group please complete the sign-up form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 by mail to:
The Cranborne Practice, The Surgery, Pennys Lane, Cranborne, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 5QE
We will be in touch shortly after we receive your form.
By providing your email address you confirm you consent for us to contact you occasionally by email.
We have also set up a private PPG Facebook group which provides a platform for those who are not always able to attend one of the regular PPG meetings. To join this Facebook Group, please follow the link below. You are asked to read and acknowledge the Patient Participation Group Charter and Group rules before being admitted to the Group.
Getting Your View
The PPG welcome contact from patients with any constructive ideas or suggestions that you may have. Please email the Chairperson, Julie Saunders at email@example.com with your thoughts along with the actions we or the Practice could take to better support patients' health and wellbeing.
Our most recent meeting was held on the 20th July and the next meeting is scheduled to take place Thursday 2nd November at 2pm.
We continue to offer participation via video call to those who prefer it. However we are currently seeking to identify a meeting venue which is accessible, has sufficient capacity and a good WiFi signal in order to reinstate face to face meetings within COVID safety guidelines.
Agendas are published a few days before the meeting date, or email our PPG Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Record of Meetings
PPG meetings are held 4 to 5 times per year via video call. PPG members can request a link to the recording by emailing email@example.com.
PPG Led Surveys
From time to time the PPG lead and promote surveys to obtain input from patients on the quality and range of services provided by the practice and the wider health service.
Our Action Plan
PPG members regularly review and update a plan that sets out objectives and actions that have been identified to achieve the aims from our PPG Charter.