Patient Participation Group

Who We Are

The Witterings Medical Centre Patients Participation Group was formed in 2011 with aim of providing an effective and active link between the Medical Centre and its patient population, to benefit both patients and staff. It is represented by a Committee of volunteers, also patients of the Medical Centre, who work with the medical staff to provide the best possible health care service.

PPG

What We Do

Committee members attend meetings run by the Clinical Commissioning Group, who are responsible for commissioning health care services in the West Sussex area, so we can keep up to date with any changes in NHS policy.

The Committee normally meets with GPs and the Practice Manager about 8 times during the year to discuss any matters raised by patients or result from changes at the Medical Centre or within the NHS.

We send out Newsletters, Newsflashes & Updates by email to keep you in touch with any developments which may affect you at the Medical Centre or within the NHS and include a range of articles which signpost or inform you of services available to meet your health care needs. Current copies of these are normally available at the WMCPPG display in the Waiting Room or you can download these below. 

We also get involved with any patient surveys and discuss the findings with the Medical Staff.

We collaborate with the Patient Information Centre, based at the Medical Centre, and pass on any information on events that they organise. They have a wealth of information with a wide range of literature on self-help health care and support services which are available locally.

You can opt out from the emails you receive at any time

What You Can Do

If you have any feedback about your experience of the Medical Centre or any suggestions for the team, you can email us your comments or questions at contact@wittppg.co.uk which we will raise at our meetings with the Medical Staff. All matters discussed are dealt with in confidence.

However, we cannot deal with any issues concerning your personal medical treatment which should be directed to the Practice Manager at reception.witterings@nhs.net