We have just sent out the LINk report about Patient Participation Groups at GP surgeries to all our partners for further consultation. We’ve made contact with all the GP surgeries in the LINk catchment area and in just over a month the full report should be made available to the general public. At this stage the report shows that of the respondents to our questionnaire, practices were committed to involving people in a variety of ways, all offers of help would be appreciated, with almost half of the practice managers saying that a workshop would be a good idea to share good practice. Our sub group thought it might be a good idea for patients who are group members to attend too, so we will be looking at ways of contacting patients via GP surgeries who might be interested in getting more actively involved at surgery level. If you would like to know more, or get involved with the growing numbers of people who are taking the opportunity to help shape service provision at GP surgeries, drop me a line via this page, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org ! It would be great to hear from you!