Patient Participation Group

The Aims of the Patient Participation Group

We would like a group that is representative of all our patients; patients from all age groups, parents, carers, patients with disabilities, and patients from ethnic backgrounds.  Don't worry if you think you won't have time or are unable to attend meetings due to work or carer commitments as we can email out surveys or questionnaires to give your opinions on topics to be discussed.  It's your engagement that counts. 

If you would like to become a member of Sunnyside's Patient Group (PPG), please click on the link below and complete the form, or give your name and email address at reception. For more information please contact Lin Rees, Practice Manager or email 

Latest minutes PPG Meeting Minutes 22nd January 2024

Getting Your View

The group would like to contact patients on occasion by email and/or text so that they can obtain the views of the widest group of patients possible. 

We would like to be representative of the whole patient population, but are under-represented in many areas – the majority of current members are over 50, mostly female, white British in origin, and have no significant physical disabilities – therefore, we would really appreciate anyone who does not fit that description to join us, give us the benefit of your experience, and help us to be more representative.

We would like to obtain your email address and mobile phone number to do this. Please complete the Patient Contact Form to provide your consent for this.

Common Patient Questions and Answers

Q. What is a patient participation group?

A. This is a group of volunteer patients who provide their views and opinions in a constructive manner representing the practice population and helping to shape the services the practice provides    .

Q. Why do we need patient's contact details?

A. We would like to be able to contact patients occasionally to ask them questions about the surgery and how well we are doing in order to identify areas for improvement and ensure that changes that are being made are patient focused. 

Q. Will the questions asked be medical or personal?

A. We will only ask general questions or opinions about the services the practice provides. 

Q. How often will patient's be contacted?

A. Not very often, maybe once every three to four months. 

Q. What if a patient wants to leave the group or the surgery?

A. We will ask you to let us know by email if you do not wish to receive further messages.