PPG Welcome leaflet for patients

Members of the PPG are:

Fenella Galpin (Chair)

Claudia Downing (Vice Chair)

Jackie Read (Secretary)


Marion Bradley

Diana Duncan

Sarah Foster

Yvonne Griffiths

Pauline Hoad

John Lant

Caroline Nathan

Jane O’Callaghan

Christine Rees

Derek Shaw

Michael Winton


Practice Members

Dr Stephen Harper - Lead GP Partner for the Patient Participation Group

Karen Washbourn - Practice Manager

Julie Allinson - Practice Nurse


 Objectives of the Patient Participation Group - PPG

a) To help the practice with key decisions in the following areas:

·       Funding priorities and resource implications

·       Response to NHS legislation

·       Response to changes in local NHS provision

·       Future planning with respect to the practice building, services, etc.

·       Issues arising from complaints.

b) To communicate the activities and achievements of the practice to patients.

c) To make recommendations to the practice.

d) To facilitate two-way communication between patients and the CCG.

e) To facilitate health promotion events and encourage self care in the local community

The Panel normally has three ordinary meetings a year and one special annual meeting with emphasis on a special topic. Observers are welcome to the ordinary meetings, but please tell the secretary beforehand. All are welcome to the annual meeting, without prior notice.

For more details, see the Patient Panel Statement of Intent.


For more information, contact the Secretary on by emailing: bensonpatientpanel@gmail.com


A copy of the minutes from our last meeting can be viewed here:

PPG Minutes March 2021

Patients' Panel Minutes 2020

Minutes of 2020 Patients' Panel Open Meeting delayed till 8th February 2021

Patients' Panel Minutes November 2020

Patients' Panel Minutes May 2020

Patients' Panel Minutes February 2020

Patients' Panel Minutes November 2019

Patients' Panel Minutes February 2019

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