Summary of report contentHealthwatch Southampton conducted a survey contacting GP practices in Southampton. Throughout April 2017 they contacted each practice and asked whether practices currently operated (or were in the process of establishing) a Patient Participation Group (PPG). This report documents the findings, including whether these groups met in person or were operated through digital means. The report included the following two recommendations: That efforts be put in place to form a network of PPGs in Southampton. This can help groups to learn and from each other and for best practice to be shared This could involve a Southampton PPG event or conference being convened They recieved the following response to the report: ‘Southampton CCG would be very happy to work with Healthwatch to develop a PPG network.’ - Dawn Buck, Head of Stakeholder Relations and Engagement, Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group.
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Patient Participation Groups in Southampton Report
Date of publication
Tuesday, 16 May, 2017
Date evidence capture began
Saturday, 1 April, 2017
Date evidence capture finished
Sunday, 30 April, 2017
Type of report
Healthwatch reference number
Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation?
What type of organisation requested the work
Primary research method used
How was the information collected?
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced?
Primary care services
Number of people who shared their views
Does the information include public's views?
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views?
Does the information include staff's views?
Types of health and care professionals engaged
Does the information include other people's views?
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views?
Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report?
Does the information contain a response from a provider?
Yes action has been taken or promised
Is there evidence of impact in the report?
Is there evidence of impact external to the report?
What type of impact was determined?