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Patient Participation Group

Our Patient Participation Group (PPG) is for patients of Bow, North Tawton and surrounding villages and hamlets.

The purpose of a Patient Participation Group is:

  • To give practice staff and patients the opportunity to discuss topics of mutual interest in their Practice.
  • To provide a means for patients to make positive suggestions about the practice and specific medical conditions as an 'expert' or experienced patient
  • To encourage health education activities within the Practice
  • To develop self-help projects to meet the needs of fellow patients, such as befriending, help with transport and bereavement support
  • To act as a representative group that can be called upon to influence the local provision of health and social care.

If you are interested in joining the patient group, have a suggestion or request or would like further information, please leave your details at reception and we will ask a member of the group to contact you.

Alternatively you can email the group at

The Patient Participation ES standard report for 2014/2015

The Practice Patient Participation DES Local Report for 2013/2014

The 2013/2014 PPG Patient questionnaire

The 2013/2014 PPG Patient survey summary report

The 2012/13 report

The Patient Participation Group Information poster

When the Practice is closed, you should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, continue to call 999.