Fishponds Primary Care Centre, Beechwood Road
Fishponds, Bristol BS16 3TD
0117 908 2360
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Patient Participation Group

Welcome to Beechwood Medical Practice Patient Participation Group which was officially formed back in 2004 with the key purpose of acting as a link between the Practice and its patients. The specific aims are to:

  • Contribute to practice decision-making and act as a forum for consultation on service development and provision;
  • Provide feedback on patients needs, concerns and interests and challenge the practice constructively whenever necessary. This will include reviewing the Practices annual local patient survey in order to inform the Group’s priorities and work programme;
  • Representing patients but also helping them to understand the practice’s viewpoint;
  • Communicate information about the wider community which may affect healthcare;
  • Give patients a voice in the organisation of their care;
  • Promote good health and higher levels of health literacy by encouraging and supporting activities within the practice and promoting preventive medicine;
  • Influence the provision of secondary healthcare and social care locally;
  • Monitor services, eg hospital discharge and support when back in the community; and
  • Give feedback to NHS trusts, commissioning bodies etc on consultations.

Please also see our Terms of Reference.

To join please email us here or ask at Reception when you are next in the surgery.

Your Patient Participation Group Needs You!

The PPG is looking for help from anyone with specialist skills such as minute-taking, organising meetings / events and writing articles for newsletters.  If you have any of these skills or think you may have something else to offer our group, we'd love to hear from you.  Please either email: or let reception know.

The next PPG meeting will be held soon.

Our next meeting is Tuesday 25th July 2023 at 6pm in our first floor meeting room.

Click on the links below to download the following documents:




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