Patient Participation Group

What does a patient participation group do?

A Patient Participation Group (PPG) is a group of patients interested in health and healthcare issues, who want to get involved with and support the running of their local GP practice. Most PPGs also include members of practice staff, and meet at regular intervals to decide ways and means of making a positive contribution to the services and facilities offered by the practice to its patients.

Hama Medical Centre is eager to ensure that local people are actively involved in deciding how the health services they use should develop. To provide patients with the opportunity to express their views a Patient Participation Group (PPG) was established in January 2007.

The aim of the Patient Participation Group is to give patients, GPs and practice staff an opportunity to meet, to exchange ideas and information, and then to take action. Hama Medical Centre welcomes constructive criticism from our patients. This is a group of patients who wish to become more involved in practice decision making, supporting the Practice and facilitating communications between you, the patients, and the Practice Team. Our Group’s activities help influence the operational side of the practice and is a useful tool in keeping patients informed of the changes taking place in the NHS and what is required of the practice.

The Group is affiliated to the National Association for Patient Participation (NAPP) and a Constitution has been applied –

Mission Statement:

“The Group will enhance two-way communication between the Practice and its patients in any positive way it can”.

Meetings take place regularly between the Group and Practice during which opinions and suggestions are freely exchanged. The Group disseminates information to our patients and we hope that you will feed back to us your ideas via the Group.

Please send your comments and suggestions to:

Patient Participation Group

Hama Medical Centre

11 Nottingham Road



NG16 2NB.

Suggestions are also welcome as always through the suggestion box in reception.

Your comments and ideas will be passed to the Group members, to be raised at the next Group meeting. Please indicate if you wish to remain anonymous.

Message from a patient - November 2019

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Friends and Family Test comments February 2018

Patient Notes Received Feb 2018


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Patient Appreciation - Feb 20

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Patient Notes Received Jan 2018



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Note received from a patient in July 2017:



Friends and Family Test - July 2017


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Patient appreciation


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Received 3 August 2016

I would like to sincerely thank Dr.Hama and his team, for his help and assistance in hopefully getting me back to health after problems with my kidneys, and the efficiency of which Dr Hama made sure I got to hospital quickly after an unexpected problem.,, Once again I can not thank him enough for what he did.

Dr Tariq Hama responded:

“positive feedback is always very encouraging.

We learn from all comments and  we endeavour to do our best in every situation”


Note received from a patient in July 2016:

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