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Capturing the impact of the public voice in primary care

What we are doing:

This service-user led research seeks to explore the development and impact of Patient Participation Groups within Northamptonshire General Practice.

Why we are doing it: 

Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) are now a statutory requirement, yet there is little evidence to support their impact on the design, delivery and evaluation of GP services. It is an opportunity to understand the characteristics of a PPG that lead to a positive impact on the patient population. 

The project will capture and share the different models of PPGs.

What the benefits will be:

The research aims to develop existing knowledge and understanding of the impact of the public voice in primary care, with specific reference to Northamptonshire and its culturally-diverse urban and rural communities. 

Who we are working with:

University of Northampton, Patient Participation groups in Northamptonshire and Commissioners.


Jane Taylor



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