PPG updates


The date of the next PPG meeting: Wednesday 13th October 2021 at 16:00

Fylde & Wyre Patient Participation Conference 2018

At this years conference our PPG & Practice were awarded the Fylde & Wyre Highly Commended Most Engaged GP Practice Award along with the Highly Commended PPG of The Year 2018, and as a practice we would like to say thank you to the patients that make up our PPG for taking their own time  to attend meetings & events and for the work that goes into making a successful PPG.

Fylde & Wyre Most Engaged GP Practice 2017

We are very proud that as a Practice with our PPG (Patient Participation Group) we have won the Fylde & Wyre top award for “Most Engaged GP Practice” 2017 and Ian Gibson your PPG Chairperson also walked away with an Outstanding Achievement Award for all his good work over the last few years.

AGM Awards 2015 – Patient Participation Group of the year 2015.

PPG photo

Criteria: We’re looking for a PPG that can demonstrate an excellent working relationship with their practice, which has made a real difference to the patients. In recognition of a group’s exemplary performance and team commitment and to celebrate excellence in participation between primary care and communities, including patients, service users, carers and the public and for the many devoted hours of encouragement and help the group has given unselfishly to our organisation.

The winning group has been outstanding in striving to be inclusive and harnessing the assets of its members to reach growing numbers of people. Its chair typifies its commitment to the community, helping to develop a volunteer transport scheme for isolated patients. Our winner is Over Wyre Medical Centre PPG.

Our PPG is now on Facebook! All registered patients may apply to join the Facebook group. Just log in to your Facebook account and search for Over Wyre Patient Forum or Click Here. If you would like to help to develop patient services, please join us. You certainly don’t have to attend meetings to give feedback – use the Facebook option. It’s a closed group, so only other members will see your posts. Your views and ideas will be welcome. Let us know about your experiences of the Medical Centre, either in Preesall or in Hambleton. All constructive comments are useful. If you have suggestions for improvement, even better. We hope to see you there.

PPG Role Specification


  1. To motivate and encourage the group to maintain its direction.
  2. To ensure the Group adheres to the Terms of Reference.
  3. To ensure appropriate progress is made by the Group on approved actions.
  4. To seek advice, support and guidance where necessary.
  5. To promote a friendly and productive atmosphere.
  6. To encourage debate and be open to all ideas without prejudice or bias; to be conscientious on managing the meeting time and allowing for attention to all points in the agenda as well as other business.


  1. To support and liaise with the Chairperson.
  2. To ‘Chair’ any meeting at which the Chairperson is unable to be present and in doing so assume all the roles of the Chairperson.


  1. Keep an attendance register at meetings.
  2. To take adequate notes at all meetings and publish ‘minutes’ of meetings to all members.
  3. To book dates of meetings and arrange an appropriate location.
  4. To provide efficient and reliable secretarial support to the Group as required.
  5. To carry out any liaison between meetings as necessary.

Colour Key:

Purple – Survey Documents / Orange – PPG Minutes / Green – Action Grids /Blue – Annual Reports

PPG Minutes 14 March 2018 HR IG JM Final

PPG AGM Minutes 09 01 18 final

PPG Minutes 13 09 17 HR MN IG JM Final

PPG Minutes 14th June 2017 MW IG MW JM v4

PPG Mins 08 March 17 HR IG JM Final

11 Jan 17 Minutes HR IG MW JM

Survey Results 2016 IG

PPG Minutes 7 Sept 2016 HR MW

PPG Minutes 15 June 2016 HR MW IG


PPG Minutes 9 Dec 2015 HR IG

PPG Minutes 9 Sept 15 MW IG

PPG End of Year Report 2014-15

Proposed Practice Action Plan for Patient Survey 2014

OWMC Pt Survey Results Nov 14

PPG Core Group Nov 2014 final

Patient Forum Minutes 16 09 14 HR IG

Action Grid Open Items JM Update 04 09 14

OWMC PPG Terms of Ref rev July 2014

PPG Core Group 23 07 14 FINAL

Action Grid Open Items IG Update 16 06 14

Patient Forum Minutes 11 June 14 HR IG

PPG Core Group 01 05 14 FINAL

Action Grid Feb 14

Patient Forum Minutes Feb 14

OWMC PPG – Annual Report 2013

Patient Forum Minutes 11 12 13

OWMC Action Grid From Patient Forum Held 12 June 2013

Patient Forum Minutes 12 06 13

OWMC PPG – Annual Report 2012


We are very proud that our Patient Participation Group (PPG) has received recognition at the Fylde & Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group Awards Ceremony for all their achievements and the time they devote to the patient community.

We are delighted to announce that former Chairperson Ian Gibson received an Outstanding Achievement Award for all his incredible work over the years, Secretary Helen Roberts received the Volunteer of the Year Award 2019 and the PPG were also Highly Commended in the PPG of the Year Award.

This recognition is so richly deserved and we would also like to take this opportunity to thank our new Chairperson Alison Harrison and Vice Chair Jeanie King for taking over the reins and we look forward to working together on many exciting projects for years to come.


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