Patient Participation Group

A Patient Reference Group (PRG) is a group of patients interested in health and healthcare issues, who want to get involved with and support their local GP practice.

The partners are keen to involve their patients in the development of services and care at Bankfield Surgery.

We invite any patient who wishes to attend our meetings and help us to continue to provide the highest standards of patient care and service to complete the application form below and drop it into our reception. Alternatively please just turn up to our next meeting.

We would like to ensure that all patients are represented on the group - including young people, parents with young children, parents of teenagers, patients aged 45-65, patients aged over 65, patients with a disability, carers and patients with a chronic disease which requires regular reviews and medication.

If you feel that you would like to participate but may not be able to attend meetings, we are also looking to include a “virtual group” where information and ideas can be exchanged via e-mail.

The practice would set up and manage this “virtual group” and contact patients from time to time to share their views and have their say. Please complete the virtual form at the bottom of this page and return it to one of our reception staff.

The information you supply us will be used lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The Data Protection 1998 gives you the right to know what information is held about you and sets out rules to make sure this information is handled properly.

If you are happy for us to contact you occasionally by email please click the link below to open the sign-up form and complete all the fields.

Terms of Reference

The Aims of the Patient Participation Group

  • To offer opinions in a constructive manner and to put forward ideas on behalf of other patients.
  • To improve the provision of health care.
  • To improve communication between surgery, patients and the wider community about matters concerning the surgery and health in general.
  • To provide assistance in development of new services.
  • To encourage a spirit of self help and support amongst patients to improve their health and social care.