The Goring and Woodcote Patient Participation Group (PPG)

Join the PPG

We would like to know how we can improve our service to you and how you perceive our Practice and our staff.

To help us with this, have a virtual Patient Participation Group (PPG)so that you can have your say. We ask the members of this representative group some questions from time to time, such as what you think about our opening times or the quality of the care or service you received. We contact you via email and keep our surveys succinct so it shouldn’t take too much of your time.

We have more than 100 patients now as part of our virtual PPG from as broad a spectrum as possible so that we get a truly representative sample. We need young people, workers, retirees, people with long term conditions and people from non-British ethnic groups.

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.

Complete the PPG sign-up form online.

We will be in touch shortly after we receive your form. Please note that no medical information or questions will be responded to.

Many thanks for your assistance.

What we do

The Goring and Woodcote Medical Practice Patient Participation Group (PPG) comprises members of the patient community served by the Goring and Woodcote Medical Practice. It exists to provide:

  • A key link between the patient community and the Practice.
  • An effective forum for patient feedback to the Goring and Woodcote GPs.
  • Voluntary assistance to the Practice when requested at events such as the annual ‘flu clinics.

Why this is important

The changes to the NHS and the focus on patient involvement means that the PPG now has an increasingly proactive role to ensure that patient views are captured and understood by the Practice. The PPG will be fulfilling this obligation through a series of public meetings, newsletters and surveys to give patients the opportunity to express their views.

How we are organised

The PPG is organised into:

  • A representative committee of 12 members (including a lead GP and the Practice manager) which meets bi-monthly.
  • A core working group made up of the chairman, secretary and communications lead meets more frequently to deal with on-going projects.
  • A large ‘virtual’ membership that is fully representative of the patient population and is about to be recruited. These members will form the sounding board from which views, ideas and suggestions will be sought to feed back to the Practice.

PPG Organisation

Membership forms will be available from the Surgeries and can be downloaded online.

Contact Us

The PPG will also provide a channel of communications for concerns that patients may have but for their own reasons do not wish to raise directly with the Surgery through their normal complaints process. Both the Goring and Woodcote surgeries have PPG suggestion boxes (cleared by PPG committee members) where views, ideas or concerns can be deposited. Alternatively patients can email the PPG direct at


PPG Open Meetings

PPG Meeting Minutes