If you would like to be considered for the PPG then Southwood Practice
please complete the form and return it to Reception.
The Practice is run by Dr Whitfield with the aim of
Dr A J Whitfield MBChB DOccMed
Dr R Evans BM MRCGP DGM DRCOG DFFP Participation Group
Dr Harris BM Bch MRCGP DRCOG
Dr Bucklitsch MBBS BSc nMRCGP DRCOG (Locum)
Are you: Male Female
Dr Manning MBBS MSc MRCGP DRCOG (Locum)
What ethnic group do you represent (please circle):
Helen Gledhill – Practice Manager
White British Black British Irish
White or Black Caribbean White or Black African How you can get involved
Links Way Farnborough GU14 0NA
White & Asian Indian Pakistani Nepalese
Tel: 01252 371715
Chinese Not listed (please specify)______________ Helen Gledhill – Practice Manager
Links Way Farnborough GU14 0NA
www.southwoodpractice.co.uk Group follow the
To register for our Virtual Patient Participation Tel: 01252 371715
link from our website. If you would like to attend the group
meetings at the surgery email the Office Manager:
What is a Patient Participation Group? What is a Southwood Practice Patient Participation Group
Patient Participation Groups (PPG) are based within General Practice. The current PPG is made up of staff and patients who meet three or
They work with their Practice to offer a patient’s perspective on the four times a year at the surgery to discuss ways of making a positive
services that are provided. contribution to the services and facilities offered by the Practice to our
Each PPG determines its own activities according to the needs of the
patient community and the Practice itself. It creates a connection We understand that not all of our patients have the time to attend
between the Practice and its patients; allowing open, constructive meetings at the surgery so we have created a Virtual Patient
discussion and analysis of services provided and to discuss topics of Participation Group (VPPG). We aim to send out topic specific
mutual interest. questionnaires via email or text approximately four times a year.
Practices can gain a great deal from having a PPG, most notably by We aim to publish the results of these surveys, along with any additional
allowing feedback on the decisions that are made on their behalf information from our ‘in house’ PPG, as well as any proposals to change
about the services that are available to them and to understand the any areas that may have been highlighted for improvement.
implications of proposed changes to services.
If you would like to become a member of the PPG or VPPG then please
Patients can benefit from PPGs by having a greater knowledge of the complete the form and hand it in to reception or email us at
Practice and its staff; from improved communication with staff and
having a forum to suggest positive ideas and voice concerns.
We value any support our patients can give.
A PPG is not a forum for individual complains or for single issue
The PPG should regularly feedback to all practice staff and patients.
This will allow everyone to be aware of the activities of the group and
raise its awareness.