I saw the following in the latest NAPP bulletin:
N.A.P.P. has recently been contacted by several PPGs concerned that their GP Practice has suspended contact with them following a letter sent to all GPs on 14 April (C0264-GP-preparedness-letter-14-April-2020.pdf – see below).
The specific section that concerned some of our members was this:
“Engagement with and review of feedback from Patient Participation Groups (PPG) – Practices can suspend engaging with and / or reviewing feedback from their PPG and may pause implementing any improvements previously agreed between the practice and the PPG unless, in the contractor’s opinion, those are clinically necessary. Consideration should also be given to stopping any similar local activity that might involve gatherings of potentially vulnerable patients”.
This is the full letter:C0264-GP-preparedness-letter-14-April-2020