Walton Village Medical Centre - Patient Participation Group
Ground rules for the meetings
The members agreed the following ground rules for group meetings, in order for them to be effective:
 Confidentiality – all things discussed within the group to be treated as confidential
 One person speaking at once
 Listen to others
 Ensure everyone has an opportunity to join in
 Respect each other and understand that everyone has an experience / contribution to make
 Have fun
 Agree topics in advance
 Raise awareness of other groups, e.g.
[b]Get opinions from other people / groups in relation to key issues
[c] Enable patients to become aware of other groups that may help them – signposting and look at creating support groups within the surgery where appropriate.