Letters Patient participation groups in general practice

National Association for Patient Participation (NAPP) replies to article on patient participation groups in general practice

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1874 (Published 05 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i1874
  1. Patricia Wilkie, president and chairman1,
  2. Paul Devlin, chief executive officer1
  1. 1National Association for Patient Participation, Walton on Thames KT12 2PZ, UK
  1. pwilkie{at}inqa.com

The National Association for Patient Participation (NAPP; http://www.napp.org.uk) welcomes Gillam and Newbould’s article because the GP contract requires that all practices have a patient participation group (PPG) by April 2016.1 The statements that “millions of pounds have been spent on PPGs in the past five years” and “there remains uncertainty about …

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