Become a Member

Patient and public involvement is essential in developing, improving and monitoring health and care services.

The Patient Participation and Liaison Group (PPLG) is made up of local people who represent and Chair Patient Participation Groups across Walsall’s 52 GP practices.

The PPLG meets quarterly to support Patient Participation Groups to represent the views of their local communities and influence effective patient and public engagement within GP practices. The meeting is also an opportunity to network and share best practice, ensuring that people’s experiences of GP services are used to improve the health and care of people in Walsall.

Members have co-produced their terms of reference for the group, which is available to download below:

Patient Participation Liaison Group Terms of Reference

As a member you will...

  • Be invited to take part in discussion groups and listening events
  • Be invited to attend and take part in engagement opportunities
  • Attend a quarterly meeting whereby you hear about PPG key developments, best practice and are asked to share your views
  • Opportunity to inform and influence service development within primary care services and how the CCG engages with patients and public in Walsall
  • Opportunity to raise questions with the CCG, bringing the voice and experience of patients into the heart of the CCG.

If you represent or Chair a Patient Participation Group in Walsall, then why not get involved?

Attend a meeting:

Below is a list of meeting dates for 2019/20:

  • 17 September 2019, Beechdale Lifelong Community Centre – AgendaMinutes coming soon.
  • 3 December 2019, Beechdale Lifelong Community Centre
  • 3 March 2020, Beechdale Lifelong Community Centre

If you are interested in attending a meeting, please email Dianne Beddows, PPLG Chair and Leslie Woodridge, Vice-Chair or telephone 01902 603077.

PPG Charter

Walsall CCG held a workshop with patient representatives, commissioners, representatives of voluntary sector organisations and Healthwatch Walsall to develop a Charter to summarise and pledge the commitments of all stakeholders towards patient participation.

Delegates talked openly and frankly about their visions for Patient Participation Groups (PPGs), the challenges they face in terms of recruitment and fair representation, and what the measures of success for these groups should be.

The session was a tremendous success, with delegates feeding back that the afternoon made them feel valued and with a renewed energy for increasing participation in Walsall.

Download the PPG Charter below:

Walsall Patient Participation Group Charter