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Welcome To The Patient Participation Group (PPG) Page - Patients Have A Voice!

As part of the NHS reforms which came into force in April 2014, each GP Practice is required to establish a Patient participation Group (PPG) to represent patients’ views on how well their Practice is performing in meeting the needs of their community.

The Buxted and East Hoathly Medical Centres were quick to establish a PPG. A small Committee of volunteers, representing a cross-section of patients from both surgeries, meet on a regular basis. The PPG's main purpose is to ensure that the services provided by the Medical Centres are responsive to patients’ needs and that where necessary improve over time. 
Part of the remit of the PPG is also to carry out research and to hold health awareness and information events and displays. We can also help patients to find additional services and support for their condition in the community.

The PPG mount displays in the waiting areas at both surgeries on a range of different health issues, where leaflets and flyers are available. Displays cover various topics such as; Asthma and Allergies, Arthritis, Diabetes, Healthy Living, Mental Health and Sexual Health to name but a few. We welcome other ideas.

If you would like any further information regarding the PPG, or would like to help, please contact us via our email address:- 

Minutes of November 2018 meeting             Minutes of January 2019 meeting

Minutes of January 2018 meeting                Minutes of March 2019 meeting     

Minutes of March 2018 meeting                   Minutes of May 2019 meeting

Minutes of May 2018 meeting                      Minutes of September 2019 meeting

Minutes of July 2018 meeting                      Minutes of January 2020 meeting

Health Awareness

Summer Health

Our current Health Awareness topic is covering "Coronavirus"  Please find useful links below:






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