Patient Participation Group

What is the Waterloo Patient Participation Group?

We are patients just like you...

Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) are groups of active volunteer patients that work in partnership with practice staff and GPs. This unique partnership between patients and their practices is essential to achieving high quality and responsive care.  Groups meet face to face with practice staff at mutually agreed intervals.

Virtual PPGs now also exist operating alongside the established PPG enabling a dialogue with the larger proportion of the patient population through email and online surveys.

To view the full document click below:

Patient Group Information.pdf

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 by clicking on the image opposite to provide your consent for this.

Click on the link below for further membership information:

PPG Membership.pdf

Annual General Meeting of PPG October 2021

As a registered patient over the age of 16 at the Waterloo Practice, you are cordially invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Patient Participation Group (PPG) to be held on Monday 11th October 2021 at 6 p.m

 The Patient Participation Group ensures the patient perspective is at the heart of the provision and continuous improvement of services.  The PPG provides practical support in the surgery, fostering good communications between Patients and their Practice.

The AGM meeting is an opportunity for you to hear what has been achieved during the last year on behalf of the patients of the Waterloo Practice, but also for you to meet group members. 

The Group aims to be diverse, representative and inclusive. 

Should you feel that you would like to know more about being either:

  1. A Standard Member (attending meetings)

OR

  1. A Virtual Member (with the facility to read emails and electronic documents and attend meetings when/if you desire)

are:

  • a registered patient
  • over the age of 16 (with parent/significant other’s consent)

who would like to bring to the meeting, opinions from the wider base line of patients through ethnicity, chronic illness or disability, then please come and join us!

Due to COVID restrictions all additional attendees will need to join remotely, contact the practice for joining details via zoom.

 

Roles and Terms of Reference

Below are links to The Waterloo Practice Patient Participation Group (WPPPG) Constitution and roles within the committee:

NAPP Membership

The Waterloo Practice PPG is a member of the National Association for Patient Participation (NAPP) whose mission statement includes to "provide essential support to GPs and practice teams through a comprehensive range of evidence-based high quality specialist resources developed from over thirty years’ experience and formation of hundreds of Patient Participation Groups."

PPG Minutes

Please see below minutes from the most recent PPG meeting. 

Minutes of ppg virtual meeting january 2021.pdf

Creating a Single CCG for Kirklees

NHS North Kirklees and NHS Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Groups are planning to merge and create a single clinical commissioning group for Kirklees from April 2021. 

As part of the process, the CCGs are inviting views from local patients.  Feedback will be used to inform and support the setting up of the new organisation.

Patients can get involved by completing a short survey.  The CCGs are also holding two stakeholder events.   More details about the engagement process, survey and events are on the NHS Greater Huddersfield CCG website.