Patient Participation Group

What is a Patient Participation Group (PPG)?

It’s the patients’ voice at their GP surgery (General Practice) - it keeps you informed of changes at your surgery and allows you to comment.

It’s an exciting opportunity to contribute to the life of your GP Surgery.




On 7 November 2019 patients of the 3 Inspire Health General Practices - Avenue House, Hasland Medical Centre & Hasland Surgery met to form a new PPG - INSPIRE HEALTH PPG. This PPG will be responsible for driving the major projects that have been set as goals for the coming year. 

Avenue House PPG will continue and the 2 Hasland Practices’ PPG’s will join to form one group. Each will continue to be involved in their local surgeries. The new ‘Inspire Health’ PPG will be virtual in that there will be a minimum of meetings and email will be the main communication. A regular newsletter will be written and made available to all PPG members. This will keep patients informed of changes within the 3 Practices and progress within the action areas for 2020.

The planned action areas are: 

1 Improve communication with patients, to include a newsletter, PPG website, TV screens in the surgery reception areas, and patients’ use of online services.

2 Achieve full 'dementia friendly’ accreditation for the 3 Practices.

3 Ensure all patients are able to access quality health care, with special regard for the disadvantaged and people with a disability.

4 Diabetes management.  

Join In

The group needs people to help with these projects. If you are passionate about positive change, we would love to hear from you. All ages, backgrounds and views are welcome. We believe that everyone has skills, knowledge or experience that can contribute towards patient care.  Simply send an email to to be kept informed of developments and also mention if you would like to contribute to any of the action areas.

If you would like to join Inspire Health PPG and be kept informed of developments together with future copies of Inspire newsletter e-mail “Keep Me Informed”  to

If you would like to join one of the surgery PPGs please email or

Click on the links below to download our documents:

Inspire Terms of Reference

Inspire PPG Action Plan

Inspire PPG News Letter July 2020

Getting Your View

The group would like to contact patients on occasion by email and/or text so that they can obtain the views of the widest group of patients possible. We would like to obtain your email address and mobile phone number to do this. Please complete the Patient Contact Form to provide your consent for this.