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PCN Patient Participation Group

What is a PPG?

A PPG is a group is open to all patients on the GP practice list including all communities, groups, genders, ages ethnicities, disabilities, paid and unpaid carers and GP practice staff who meet to discuss practice issues and patient experience to help improve the service.


Who sits on the PCN PPG?

PCN PPGs are made up of a group of volunteer patients from across the 8 Practices in the PCN. Led by our Patient Experience Lead - Jenny Webster and Patient Experience Care Co-Ordinator - Sasha, we meet once a quarter in practices across the PCN to review services and discuss next steps. 

How do I join the PCN PPG?

We are always looking for more patients to join us to represent their practice and discuss issues and patient experience to help improve the service.

If you would like to join the group please speak to your GP Practice Manager.

The PCN also carries out regular surveys for all patients to gather opinions on services.

You can also contact us here with any suggestions, compliments or complaints:

Glossary - Do you speak NHS?

The National Health Service (NHS) is notorious for using acronyms to shorten anything into capitals. Please find below some of the more relevant ones: 

TVPCN - Tame Valley Primary Care Network - A group of 8 practices working together to deliver excellent primary care health services in Stockport 

ICB - Integrated Care Board - NHS Commissioners who decide how money is spent across a wider local geographical area. (TVPCN is part of Greater Manchester ICB - Stockport) 

LD - Learning Disability 

MDT - A Multi Disciplinary Team - A group of different professionals working together to support patients with complex needs (Eg GP, Health visitor, Social worker etc) 

MH - Mental Health

SIPS Team - Stockport Integrated Pharmacy Service - 

SMI - Severe Mental Impairment 

SMR - Structured Medication Review

PN - Practice Nurse           NA - Nurse Associate                TNA - Trainee Nurse Associate          HCA - Healthcare Assistant

PPG - Patient Participation Group

Can you think of any others? Contact us if you'd like more adding to this list! 


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