What was the project about?
The CCG asked us to conduct a survey to find out what support Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) need. The aim of the survey was to identify:
- examples of what PPGs are doing that can be shared with other practices and PPGs in Bucks
- areas where practices and PPGs want further support.
What did we do?
In June 2021 we invited PPGs and practices to complete our online survey. The survey closed on 9th July. We asked about:
- the recovery of PPG work in a COVID-secure way
- the development of PPGs
- PPGs networking within a Primary Care Network (PCN).
We were pleased to hear about PPGs in 19 practices (out of 48 in Bucks). You can read what we found out below.
What are we doing next?
We have shared these results with the CCG and will also be sending every Practice in Bucks a link to the report through the CCG. Based on the feedback we have suggested some ways that the CCG and/or Healthwatch Bucks could help PPGs. These ideas will be discussed at a PPG networking event planned for later in January.
This work was funded by Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group.
Published on 12 Jan (updated 25 Apr)