Promotion resources for PPGS
You can find a poster, flyer, and information screen slides advertising PPGs in the table below. These resources can be used by PPGs and practices to promote PPG membership
The PPG Newsletter
Brighton and Hove CCG Sends out a regular newsletter for PPGS - please check the PPG Newsletter page to join the mailing list or browse back issues.
Resources from Past Events
You can find minutes, presentations and other resources from previous PPG events on the Past PPG Events page.
The CCG Engagement Team
The CCG's Engagement Team helps to develop and support Patient Participation Groups. You can contact the team at BHCCG.Participation@nhs.net
Healthwatch Brighton and Hove is the independent watchdog for health and social care services in Brighton and Hove. You can find out more about how to get involved in their work here. They publish independant reports on GP Practices, which you can find here.
Healthwatch Brighton and Hove also helps to develop and support PPGs. You can find a resource on how they do this in the table below.
PPG Toolkit Stage 1
There's a very welcome and timely addition to local resources for new Patient Participation Groups (PPGs). The PPG Toolkit is designed to be used by PPGs in the early stages of their development and was published by Brighton Community Works and commissioned by NHS Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). This resource will be developed further as PPGs across Brighton and Hove evolve during 2016/17. It's packed with useful information for those groups who are just starting out and contains essential advice and support. You can download the Toolkit in the table below.
Patient Participation Group Awareness Week
National PPG Awareness Week is held in June each year. It aims to promote the role and benefits of PPGs to patients, the public and health professionals, to create more understanding of the value of true patient participation and also to promote the support available from The National Association for Patient Participation (NAPP). You can find out more on the NAPP website.
Although the aim of this guide was originally to help and support GPs, Practice Managers and patients within Northern Ireland, it's also a great guide for budding PPGs in the UK. It contains essential information on what a PPG is, the benefits of having one, and what is involved in the start-up process.
Care Quality Commission (CQC)
The CQC monitors quality in general practices, and seeks the views of PPGs to inform its work. You can find a presentation on this in the table below
NAPP has published its latest online bulletin, which contains useful resources. You can find previous NAPP Bulletins on the NAPP website in the table below.