Patient Participation Awareness Week

Involved Patients, Excellent Care

Patient Participation Awareness Week

June 19 – 24 2017

This week, Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) from Tameside and Glossop will take part in the national patient participation awareness week.

On Tuesday 20 June 2017, members of Ashton Patient Neighbourhood Group will have a stand in Ashton Market and on Saturday 24 June, members of Hyde Patient Neighbourhood Group will be in Hyde Market. Pop along to see them between 10am and 4pm and find out more about Patient Participation Groups and how you can get involved.

Working in partnership with GPs and practice teams, Patient Participation Groups in Tameside and Glossop ensure the patients perspective is at the heart of local provision so that services are of high quality and continuously improve. Groups also provide practical support in the surgery, foster improved communication between the practice and its patients and help patients to take more responsibility for their health.

Patient Participation Group awareness week is organised by the National Association for Patient Participation, (N.A.P.P) a national charity, formed in 1978. Uniquely placed as the only umbrella body for patient-led groups in primary care, N.A.P.P has almost 40 years’ experience in promoting, supporting and developing Patient Participation Groups (PPGs). There are now over 1300 groups affiliated to N.A.P.P, representing at least ten million patients across the UK.

Patient Participation Week aims to highlight the importance of patient participation to achieve excellence in care for all patients.

Find out more about Patient Participation groups in Tameside and Glossop at:

Image: Members of Ashton Patient Neighbourhood Group in Ashton market, left to right: Anna Jenkins, Gillian Nixon, Pete Forester and Ken Morris (Chair of Ashton Patient Neighbourhood Group).