Priorslegh Medical Centre Patient Participation Group Please scroll down the page to learn more

Have you ever wished that you could be part of something that helps to shape the health services that you and your family access?

Perhaps you have an idea for a new or existing health service and you don’t know who to speak to about it?

Perhaps you would like to be a part of an overall team who can influence the way things work at our practice?

Perhaps you would just like to keep involved with the practice and its decisions via email with minimal time commitment?

Our Patient Participation Group would love to hear from you!

What Is Patient Participation?

  • Contribution to the continuous improvement of services, all sectors
  • Fostering improved communication between the practice and its patients and patients to authorities
  • Helping patients to take more responsibility for their health
  • Providing practical support and help to implement change

Who Are Our Group & What Do They Do?

There has been a Patient Participation Group at Priorslegh since ????.

The group membership has changed but there are currently eight members, five patients and three members of the practice staff whose individual profiles are detailed below:

Ed Blundell

I worked in Local Government, where I acquired considerable experience of working with committees and writing reports. I find it interesting to be a member of the PPG, and to learn about current medical issues, especially those relating to the Practice.

Liz Rotherham

I have been a patient at Priorslegh for 23 years. I joined the PPG when I retired from a career in music education. I really enjoy being a member of the PPG, and having an opportunity to give a patient’s perspective on the services provided by the Practice.

Carole Crompton

As an education manager the focus of my work was diversity - particular the development of minority ethnic group participation in education and the wider community. As a member of the PPG, I now have a better awareness of how the surgery operates as well as the opportunity to raise issues and support the development of Priorslegh Surgery services, which reflect the needs of patients.

Paul Livesey

I am a retired accountant. My family have been patients and supporters of the Practice for 48 years. I aim to continue supporting the Priorslegh team via the PPG, in providing the best services for all our patients.

There are also two virtual members who keep up to date and comment on issues via e mail.

Why Is It Important For Our Practice To Have A Patient Participation Group?

  • Patient views are important to the practice
  • To enable us to channel communication effectively
  • To support each other in our decisions
  • To have a collective voice to support new and improved initiatives both within and outside the practice

What Are The Benefits Of Having A Patient Participation Group?

  • Better understanding and knowledge of the practice and its staff
  • Patients consulted about arrangements for their primary healthcare before decisions are made
  • An open forum to suggest positive ideas and voice concerns
  • Our practice can plan services jointly with patients
  • Our practice can get help to meet targets and objectives
  • We can get closer to the community for whom we care

What Are The Patient Participation Group Actively Doing?

The Patient Participation Group is active in a number of areas. Our main involvement consists of the organization of the local Health Forum which has been active for three years and has attracted several hundred local people and attended by over twenty six health organisations and services.

We are also currently involved in:

  • Assisting in the design and evaluation of surveys relating to Practice performance and patient satisfaction.
  • Trialing access to on line records in line with the governments initiative.
  • Helping to review the format of the Priorslegh website and evaluate the newsletter
  • Supporting Practice activities
  • Receiving statistical data relating to the practice and offers comment and suggestions for addressing key issues such as attendance at A and E, Brand medicine prescriptions
  • Receiving information from East Cheshire CCG, Health Voice relating to health issues affecting the wider community and where appropriate attends meetings and seminars.
  • Seeking to support health related seminars and additional facilities provided by the practice

When Do We Meet?

We currently meet every six to eight weeks, usually on Thursdays, three o'clock till five. We are however prepared to adapt our meeting times to suit the availability of members.

Why Not Come & Join Us?

We are always eager to add new members to the group, especially from different age groups. If you feel you would be interested in joining the group and supporting the practice please contact us via the practice or our PPG chair Mr Ed Blundell at

If you can't attend meetings but would be prepared to be a virtual member and comment on issues via e mail we would also be pleased to hear from you.

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