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Patient Participation Group of Hannage Brook Medical Centre A voice for patients

The Hannage Brook Patient Participation Group (PPG) was formally constituted in September 2012. It works closely logowith the medical centre to give patients a voice in it's organisation and establishing it's priorities. Wirksworth is fortunate in that it has a medical practice committed to making sure it's patients are involved in decisions about the range and quality of services on offer. It is important that patients play a part in developing this partnership.

The group is active in keeping abreast of NHS developments by liaising with the local SOS NHS group and the SDCCG. The committee organises about three evening meetings a year on a range of topics the more recent of which have included Clinical Research, Help yourself to good health, Dementia Friends and Music for Health. In addition the PPG worked hard to petition the SDCCG to save the funding for minor injuries (Spring 2016) along with helping at Flu clinics, premises audits, supporting HB initiatives, such as "last orders", "Under 5's", "Men's health event", "Women's Health Event" and "BIGS Event" as well as being closely involved with the inspection. There are many more events and evenings planned.

A number of successful support groups have arisen from the PPG:
AF (arterial fibrillation), Diabetes, Memory Café, WISH (mental health), and Doing more for Dementia in Wirksworth.

Membership is very straightforward either "virtual" through email/post and/or by actively attending our meetings. Information gained through patient feedback is very important for the continued success of the practice. So do join us, have your say, learn more about important health matters and behind the scenes at HBMC!

Further details from the Chair, Chris Saunders or from the surgery.

Patient Participation Group

We’d love to hear your views on the practice!

Our Patient Participation Group (PPG) meetings are held regularly throughout the year and those patients who have attended have said how useful and informative they have been. We are always keen to hear how we can improve our service to you and group members have put forward some very useful suggestions and ideas.

 If you would be interested in joining our PPG please print out a sign-up sheet available from the link below. Drop it into us next time you are at the surgery – we are always delighted to welcome new group members and we are very keen to encourage those people who may not be able to attend meetings (e.g. those with work commitments or young children) but who would be willing to be contacted by email. You don’t have to attend every meeting to be a member of our PPG!

Click here for PPG Information -  an introduction to the PPG by our committee chair.

If you are happy for us to contact you occasionally by email please click the link below to open the sign-up form and complete all the fields.

complete the form Complete the Patient Group Sign-up Form Online

If you prefer, you can download the sign up form as a pdf document, print it out, complete it and return it to the practice.

download the pdf form Download the pdf version of our sign up form


We will be in touch shortly after we receive your form. Please note that no medical information or questions will be responded to.

Many thanks for your assistance



The information you supply us will be used lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to know what information is held about you and sets out rules to make sure that this information is handled properly.

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