About the PPG

We believe that patients should be involved as much as they want to be in every decision about their care: what care they want and how and where they want it delivered. This will mean patients and service users and health and care professionals genuinely making decisions in partnership.

The NHS Constitution

States that patients have the right to be involved locally in their care. Hawthorn Medical Centre has established a Patient Participation Group (PPG).

Want to get involved?

Would you like to have a say about the services we provide? Would you like to join the Patient Participation Group? (PPG) Hawthorn Medical Centre staff and PPG would like to hear from you. The practice welcomes applications from all patients and aims to have a group that truly represents the practice population.

The PPG is made up of volunteers who give their time to work alongside the practice to help and represent the patients. Members can choose to be part of an email only consultation group (virtual member) and/or attend monthly meetings. Questions/Queries might be about;

  • The Services we provide
  • Setting our priorities for the future
  • Helping to agree questions about wider patient surveys

The group operates on a number of levels;


The PPG help represent patient interests in to the health service and the surgery with attendance at various meetings aimed at change within the health service. The meetings are a forum to discuss and progress items raised in your practice survey responses.


The PPG are working with the surgery to establish open evenings where specialists are invited to speak on the many and varied health conditions which affects the practice population. For more information, please check the practice news board on this website for upcoming events. The PPG and surgery staff hope you will feel this is a valuable community group as well as a personal benefit for patients and staff, and look forward to receiving patient suggestions, help and support regarding improvements which can be made. There is a suggestions box in reception and a feedback option on this website where you can leave any comments or suggestions.

If you want to get involved, please fill in the online patient participation application form and we will add your name to our mailing list.

Or please complete and return the form in the PPG leaflet:
Sign-up leaflet for Patient Forum (Adobe PDF version)
Sign-up leaflet for Patient Forum (Microsoft Word version)

Thank you in advance for working with Hawthorn Medical Centre

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