Patient group

We have an active patient participation group at our practice.

About our patient group

Premier Health Team’s Patient Participation Group (PPG)

  • P. Cain – Chair
  • D. Liggett – Treasurer
  • L. Woodier
  • C. Ainsworth
  • H. Dolphin
  • J. Warner
  • C. Ganley
  • C. Donbavand
  • F. Cooper

The PPG meets bi-monthly on a Monday evening between 7:00pm & 8:00pm.

Any patient wishing to contact the PPG in writing may do by addressing correspondence to the: Premier Health Team PPG, c/o The Bridgewater Medical Centre, Henry Street, Leigh, WN7 2PE or by posting this in the post-box located outside the surgery. Alternatively, correspondence for the PPG may be handed in at the reception desk.

A Patient Participation Group (PPG) is a group of people who are patients of the surgery and want to help it work as well as it can for patients, doctors and staff. The NHS requires every practice to have a PPG.

Why should I join?

You have been to the surgery as a patient, parent, carer or friend. Your experiences matter and you can bring different ideas to the surgery to help us treat patients better or to improve what we do in some way. You will also gain a better understanding of the NHS and gather feedback from other patients.

How often does the Patient Participation Group meet?

We meet at the surgery, but not too often.  We know that you are busy, so we meet only a few times per year and hope that you can join us.

Your views are important and will be listened to. It may not be possible to act on every suggestion, but all feedback is very valuable. Working in a spirit of mutual respect, openness and trust, all patients’ views will be discussed and, where appropriate, we will work together on solutions.

Join our PPG

We welcome enquiries from patients who would like to join our patient group.

If you wish to join us the please contact or Caroline Sewell at the surgery. Alternatively, you can complete the form below:

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Date published: 8th October, 2014
Date last updated: 25th October, 2023