Patient Participation Group

Are you interested in finding out how your GP practice works and about the health services it delivers?  Why not join our Patient Participation Group?

Preston Road Surgery have an active Patient Participation Group, who play a part in shaping roles and services within the surgery. We are always seeking new members to have a say in what we do. If you would like to join our PPG group, please contact the surgery via email, or complete a sign up form and return this to the surgery.

PPG Email:

The PPG has the following aim as decided by its members:

To work closely with the surgery team, representing the views of patients, to develop the workings of the surgery and improve the health of the community.

  • Promote the proactive engagement of patients
  • Seek views from patients and act on their views
  • Involve patients in decisions about the range and quality of services provided
  • Involve patients in decisions that lead to changes to the services the practice provides
  • Assist in gathering views from the wider patient population through the use of local practice surveys

This group helps us identify areas where we can improve or change, help us set goals and produce positive results. We would like to be able to find out the opinions of as many patients as possible, whether from meetings or an electronic forum.

We will keep you updated on surgery news and forward surgery newsletters.  We will meet 3-4 times a year.  We believe that by working together, this will help ensure the delivery of a modern, high quality general practice.

Weymouth & Portland Patient Questionnaire Report

The PPG joined the locality PPGs last year and produced a Patient Questionnaire, designed with the CCG to help understand patient experiences of GP services since the start of COVID 19 and the impact on patient’s to the way they communicate with their GP.

The questionnaire was sent out in November and December 2020 and just under 2000 responses were received.

A communications working group was set up which involved a PPG Member and staff member from each practice to analyse the report findings.

Please click here to read the report.

August 2021

Invitation for new members to join our Patient Participation Group

Please click here to read a letter from the Practice PPG Chairman - John Hewitt, which provides further information about the PPG, benefits of joining the PPG, and some topics of discussion.


The next Practice PPG Meeting will be a hybrid meeting. This will be held Face to Face at Royal Crescent Surgery and also via Zoom

Tuesday 6th September

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Agenda to be confirmed.

New Members always welcome

If you would like to join the meeting via zoom, please contact the surgery for a zoom link to be sent to you.

PPG Minutes of Meetings

23 January 2016

7 May 2016

10 September 2016

18 March 2017

5 September 2017

9 December 2017

10 March 2018

4 September 2018

28 February 2019

21 May 2019

17 August 2019

26 November 2019

25 February 2020

26 June 2020

02 November 2020

18 February 2021

29 June 2021

05 October 2021

11 Jan 2022

05 April 2022

16 June 2022

If you require any attachments to the minutes, please contact the surgery.

2015 Patient Participation Report

As part of our ongoing commitment to continually improve our services, the Surgery and PRG work together to produce an annual report to describe how our services have been shaped from the valuable feedback we receive. The report for this year can be read by clicking the link below

2014/15 Patient Participation Enhanced Service Report

Preston Road Surgery
Tel: (01305)
102 Preston Road

New Patients Welcome