The Patient Participation Group

About the PPG, what they do, and how to make contact

What is the Patient Participation Group?

The Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group (PPG) was formed in October 2010.

The PPG is a group of active patient volunteers who work in partnership with the doctors, nursing and administration staff to offer the patient perspective on the services provided in the practice.

What does the group do?

  • We strive to improve the services you receive when attending the surgery
  • We aim to improve communication between the practice and its patients
  • We aim to assist patients to take more responsibility for their own health care and develop self-help projects to meet the needs of fellow patients
  • We aim to bring a sense of ownership and partnership between the practice staff and its patients
  • We provide practical support to help and implement change
  • We aim to make sure that the practice puts its patients and improving health at the heart of everything it does

Listening, Learning, Improving, Caring

The Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group

Meetings are chaired by committee members on a rota basis.

Notes of Meetings

Here are notes from recent meetings of the PPG:

See the archive for older notes of PPG meetings.

Patients are welcome to attend PPG meetings if considering joining the committee.


Are you interested in volunteering? We are always looking for volunteers for our Health Information Point in the practice foyer. Are you a registered patient of the Academy Medical Centre? Do you have a couple of hours to spare each week? If so we want to hear from you.

Here are some common questions and answers about volunteering:

Yes full training will be given.
Yes a current standard disclosure is required.
None in particular but an interest in people will be an advantage.
Please contact us via email at Or, telephone 01307 462316, speak to a receptionist leaving your contact details, and a member of the Patient Participation Group will get back to you.

Theme of the Week/Month

For Deaf Awareness Week (6th to the 12th of May), the Academy Medical Centre Patient Participation Group has brought together some handy hints and resources to look at Deafness and hearing loss.

Email Updates

Would you like to know more about the PPG or are you interested in becoming a PPG committee member?

Please download the PPG form and return it to the practice in person, via postal mail or email to

Information Point

Visit our Patient Participation Group Health Information Point where our trained volunteer advisers can provide information on request.

If you prefer, feel free to browse our leaflet racks or request information to be sent to you by completing an "Information Request Card" and passing it to reception.

Find out more about the Information Point.

Contact Details

To contact the PPG please email Or telephone 01307 462316 and speak to a receptionist - leave your contact details, and a member of the PPG will contact you.

Please note that no medical information or questions will be responded to.

Academy Medical Centre

We are one of the largest GP practices in Tayside, Scotland, with approximately 10,000 patients on our list.

The surgery is open Monday to Friday from 8am-1pm & 2pm-6pm (except public holidays).

Academy Medical Centre
Academy Street
Tel: 01307 462316