Patient Participation Groups in Southampton Report

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch 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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General details

Report title 
Patient Participation Groups in Southampton Report
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Southampton
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 
Key themes 
Information providing
Public involvement
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

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? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Primary care services 
GP practice

Details of people who shared their views

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 
Service manager
Does the information include other people's views? 
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 
Not known

Outcomes and impact

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? 
Implied Impact

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.