Patient Involvement

Find out about how you can help us to improve.

Patient Participation Group

Get involved with the practice to help us improve our service

What is the patient participation group?

The PPG is a group of patients who work with the senior leadership team at the practice, meeting every two months to discuss the service and how improvements can be made.

We always welcome patients to participate. Ask the practice manager about joining.

To join our patient participation group please complete the form below.

Rights & Responsibilities

A summary of our commitment to patients and what we expect from you.


  • All patients registered at the practice have a named, accountable GP responsible for their overall care, but any patient can see any doctor or nurse they choose.
  • Patients have the right to say if they would prefer to see a particular doctor or nurse and we will try to arrange this (as long as they are available). We understand that ‘continuity of care’ is important. Seeing the same nurse or doctor for a particular condition can make it easier to get the right diagnosis and plan your treatment/management better.
  • Registered patients are invited to have a health check from time to time. We hope you will take up this service.
  • We also offer all patients over 40 an NHS Health Check every 5 years. Please contact reception to discuss this.
  • Patients have the right to see their own health records, subject to the terms of the Data Protection Act.


  • Please arrive on time for your appointment. That way clinics are more likely to run on time.
  • Please inform the practice if you can’t make an appointment or if the appointment is no longer necessary, so the slot can be offered to another patient.
  • Please try and attend the surgery and do not make a request for a home visit unless absolutely necessary. Home visits are for housebound or seriously ill patients. In the time it takes to conduct 1 home visit we can typically see at least 3 patients at the surgery.
  • Please make requests for repeat prescriptions in good time. We suggest at least 48 hours before you need more medication.
  • Please co-operate with all practice staff and treat them courteously. They are trying to help you.


The Patient Advice and Liaison Service can help you if you have any questions or concerns when you are using NHS services

The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) offers confidential advice, support and information on health-related matters for patients, families and carers.

They are a great first point of call if you have any questions or concerns when you are using NHS services. For example, you may wish to find out about an outpatient appointment or you have a concern about hospital services.

In Leeds information can be found at:

Patient Satisfaction Survey

We have surveyed your views about the surgery

It is important for us to listen to your views about the service we offer, so the patient reference group run a survey. The next one is due in 2017. The results of which help to define some of our annual service improvement projects.

Friends & Family Test

The Friends and Family Test (FFT) is a quick and simple patient feedback tool, to tell us how satisfied or dissatisfied you have been with your treatment or care at the surgery.

Would you recommend our surgery?

If you visit our surgery you may be asked to give some feedback about whether or not you would recommend us to your family and friends.

There will be two simple questions:

You will be asked to choose from 6 options, ranging from ‘extremely likely’ to ‘extremely unlikely’.

You will have 5 options to select from, ranging from ‘Very Good’ to ‘Very Poor’.

The test is available in reception. If you are signed up to our free text messaging service you may be asked by text message or we may give you a simple handout in the surgery. Your response is anonymous and you can post replies in the prescription box on reception on your way out.

What will we do with the results?

The information will give us valuable feedback on what you think of the care and treatment you have received. This will help us to improve the experience for patients in the future.

More Information

The Friends and Family Test has already been successfully used in hospitals across the country. More information on the Friends and Family Test can be found on NHS Choices.