Strachur Patient Participation Group

Welcome to the website for the Strachur Medical Practice Patient Participation Group. (Click here for the Strachur Medical Practice website.)

The Aims of the Patient Participation Group

"To work with their practice to provide practical support, to help patients take more responsibility for their own health and to provide strategic input and advice. PPGs are based on cooperation between the practice staff and patients".

Purpose of a PPG

Benefits for the patient:

This allows up to date information to be given to patients and will inform what decisions can be influenced and what cannot. It will also allow the practice staff to gain an understanding from the patient’s perspective and thereby ensures that two way communications is achieved.

Benefits for the practice:

Being Representative

A common criticism of many PPGs is that they are not representative of the practice population. It is always going to be difficult to get a group that exactly reflects the demographics of our practice, and volunteer roles tend to attract those that have a certain level of confidence and free time, and have flexibility about working and earning money. However, a PPG is there to make sure that the patient voice is listened to and not necessarily always to be the voice itself. We would welcome additional members to join our group, especially patients with young families and those who can represent the ethnic diversity of the Practice population. If you wish to volunteer please contact the Practice Manager or complete one of the forms in reception.

Ground Rules

These are important as a point of reference for behaviour for when the group meets, and were agreed at the first couple of meetings. We agreed that the group should NOT be a forum for pursuing individual personal complaints or agendas, that patient confidentiality is of the utmost importance and that everyone on the PPG should be treated fairly, equally and with respect.

We are striving to have a mix of the following people:


We aim to make the group as transparent as possible. Meetings from minutes will be published on this website.

Minutes of meetings

Contact Us

Email the PPG at