A review of online information about Dorset GP Practices' Patient Participation Groups (PPGs)

In February 2018, under the banner of Wessex Voices (a partnership consisting of the local Healthwatch organisations in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight) a day conference was held in Dorchester for members of Dorset GP practices’ PPGs.
Photo of group meeting

Many PPG members who attended the day spoke about how difficult they found it to recruit members. Healthwatch Dorset believes that something that would help the recruitment of more members would be more readily available information about the PPG in each practice – not only what it is but also information about who its members are and notes of its meetings. So, in March 2018 we carried out a review of every GP practice website. 

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Download our report, which sets out what we found and what we subsequently recommended to the practices.