Welcome to our Patient Participation Group (PPG)


The PPG is a group of volunteer patients who work with the Practice to decide ways of making a positive contribution to the services and facilities offered by Bradford on Avon & Melksham Health Partnership.

Who is involved?

The PPG is open to every patient registered with the Practice. All communities, groups, genders, ages, ethnicities, and disabilities representing the patient list are encouraged to join. 

The PPG currently consists of a Committee of about 9 members who meet regularly every 6 weeks (virtually) with Practice staff. The Committee act as your representatives ensuring the patient voice is heard to help the Surgery work as well as it can for patients, doctors and practice staff. 

Introduction to the PPG Committee

Sue Denmark - Chair

Alan Fox - Vice Chair

Denise Ramsay - Secretary

VACANT - Treasurer - please click here to read the job description

The Officers join a further 6 members of the PPG Committee.

Purpose of PPG

To find out more about the PPG, please click here to view their information leaflet.

The PPG Constitution can be found by clicking here.

How to join the PPG?

Patient Participation Group

We are continually seeking new members to join our PPG, particularly representatives from the under-18 age group, parents with young children and patients with sensory or physical impairments.

We have an established PPG mailing list managed by the Committee where you can receive regular updates from the Practice, minutes of the PPG meetings and participate in surveys. You can also contact the PPG Committee direct to share your thoughts, suggestions and feedback.

If you can’t make face-to-face meetings (once they resume), are caring for someone and unable to leave them, or are working, you can still be kept informed, give your views and participate.

To join the PPG/mailing list, you can obtain a registration form by clicking here.

Alternatively, please ask at reception for further details or telephone 01225 866611.

If you wish to contact the PPG Committee direct, the secretary's email address is:


PPG Meetings

The Practice continues to review infection control measures but at this present time all general PPG meetings in person have been cancelled.

However, the PPG Committee are currently looking at restarting the general meetings virtually and are keen to understand from patients what topics or health talks you would find interesting or beneficial.

Please give your ideas to reception or send an email to the PPG Committee direct: ppgboam@gmail.com

To gain an insight into the PPG general meetings please read the last meeting notes:

September 2019 - Annual General Meeting

Have Your Say!

Patient Group | East Shore Partnership

You can share your feedback about the Practice (anonymously) via the Friends & Family Test (FFT) Survey by clicking here.

The FFT survey results are shared directly with the Practice and PPG Committee. 

Alternatively, you can email suggestions directly to the PPG Committee: ppgboam@gmail.com 

National Association of Patient Participation

National Association for Patient Participation – Welcome to the National  Association for Patient Participation

The PPG are affiliated with the National Association of Patient Participation (NAPP). 

NAPP is uniquely placed as the only UK umbrella organisation for patient-led groups in general practice.

They provide essential support to PPGs through a comprehensive range of evidence-based high quality specialist resources developed from over forty years experience and formation of hundreds of Patient Participation Groups.

For more information about NAPP click here

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