Eaglescliffe Medical Practice Patient Participation Group

Non-urgent advice: Patient Participation Group

Eaglescliffe Medical Practice has a Patient Participation Group which was established in 2015, we typically meet monthly and our AGM is in September.

We are affiliated to the National Association for Patient Participation. For more information about the national organisation, see: https://www.napp.org.uk/   


  • To support the practice and staff as they strive to continually improve the provision of healthcare.
  • To make stronger the relationship between patients and the practice, which is critical to the provision of modern, high-quality general practice.
  • To work towards improving patient experience.

If you wish to join the group please complete this form

We would very much like to hear your views. Please use this form to request to join the Patient Participation Group at Eaglescliffe Medical Practice. 

Non-urgent advice: Patient Participation Group Meetings

We were pleased to re-start our PPG meetings. Our group face-to-face meeting was held 1st February 2024 and allowed Eaglescliffe Medical Practice to give an update of what is going on within the practice. 

The main focus was on staff that were available to the patients and covered the following:

1) Staff update

2) Extended hours update

3) Additional Staff

The aim is that the meetings will be held on a 3 monthly basis to give an update. 

The next provisional meeting date is the 2nd May 2024

A copy of the slides from the presentation can be seen here (SLIDES , minutes)

Many thanks to everyone who was involved

Past Achievements

Non-urgent advice: Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitors

In 2017 we raised over £2,000 to purchase 2 new ambulatory blood monitors. These devices take a blood pressure reading over a 24 hour period to give you an average reading. The monitors are compact and lightweight to optimise patient comfort. 

We are delighted with the introduction of two devices and they have made a difference by reducing the practice waiting times to be monitored and diagnosis.

BP Monitor
pulse oximeter

Non-urgent advice: Paediatric Pulse Oximeters

In 2018 we raised funds to purchase 2 additional pulse oximeters with our young children in mind. These devices take a reading on your oxygen levels and are useful in evaluating the severity of an illness, to help determine whether the patient needs further treatment.

Our fundraising helped to purchase the devices along with the finger probes specifically for young children.