Posted by Paul Davey at 03/11/2015 16:29:40
West Kent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is committed to working and engaging with the public to ensure patient and public feedback influences decisions made to maintain, improve and create services covering the west Kent area.
Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) are seen as being crucial to this engagement as they are based within Primary Care, working with the GP surgeries as a communication and feedback link to the patient population.
An event was organised to explore the relationship of the Patient Participation Groups and how they can contribute to local health issues and services as well as the wider health economy agenda. It also allowed PPGs to share examples of PPG activities across the area and provided an opportunity to strengthen networking between the groups.
89 people including PPG Chairs, members of PPG groups, Practice Managers, members of the public, independent organisations and CCG staff attended the event covering 37 practices out of the 60 based in West Kent CCG.