The PPG currently consists of 10 patients, who are all volunteers. Our Practice Manager attends full meetings and answers questions on behalf of the Partnership.
We also have volunteers who help with specific tasks such as our village Coffee Mornings (where we seek the views of patients).
All Hilary Cottage patients over 18 years of age are eligible to join the PPG as Friends (whom we keep in contact with through Gmail) task volunteers or Committee members.New members are very welcome. If you would like to join our PPG, please leave a message for our Chair via Reception.
The core aims of the PPG are to:
- Ensure the patients’ perspective is at the heart of local healthcare provision.
- Work with the surgery staff to make sure that services are of high quality and continuously improve.
- Provide practical support to the surgery, foster good communication between the practice and its patients and help patients to take more responsibility for their health.
We work to secure a positive and constructive relationship between patients, the Practice and the community it serves, ensuring that the practice remains accountable and responsive to all its patients’ needs. These aims guide the 5 areas of PPG action plan which can be viewed below.