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What is the Patient Participation patient surveyGroup?

The Patient Participation Group (PPG) is a forum wherepatient representatives meet regularly with our senior partner, business manager, reception manager and office administrator to discuss what is important to them. Meetings take place every three months and are chaired by a patient of this practice.

The agenda is set by the group itself, and focuses mainly on:

  • Promoting understanding: helping the practice to understand what is really important to our patients; and helping our patients to understand the constraints under which the doctors have to work.
  • Trying to find solutions to the problems we all face in this busy practice.
  • Exploring new ideas and plans to provide the best possible service to the community.
  • Deciding on topics for Patient Surveys, so that we can get the views of as many patients as possible. Then considering the results of the surveys to see how we can address the issues which have come up.

If you are a patient at Tong Medical Practice and believe that you can help the PPG achieve these purposes, or if there are issues that you think the PPG should be addressing, then please contact our Office Administrator to discuss joining.

Office Administrator:  Judith Patten 01274 471317 

or alternatively you can complete our 'Sign-up Form' online: 

Click here to complete the Patient Group Sign-up Form Online

Or if you prefer, you can download the sign up form as a pdf document, print it out, complete it and return it to the practice.

Click here to download the pdf version of our sign up form

We will be in touch shortly after we receive your form.

Please note that no medical information or questions will be responded to.

The information you supply us will be used lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to know what information is held about you and sets out rules to make sure that this information is handled properly.


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