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Patient participation is:

Patients working with a practice to:

  • contribute to the continuous improvement of services;
  • faster improved communication between the practice and its patients;
  • help patients to take more responsiblity for their health; and
  • provide practical support and help to implement change


Patient Participation Groups can:

  • offer feedback on the patient perspective;
  • help practices to make the most effective use of their resources;
  • improve communication;
  • help to promote good health;
  • influence decisions about which services are provided; and
  • offer practical support to the practice


Patient participation is not:

  • a forum for complaints
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