ALMOST 30 patients signed up to have their say at a recent Patient Participation Group (PPG) Awareness Week session which took place at Bridport Medical Centre.

The session, which was part of a larger campaign across the area, saw Elise Ripley and Sue Brazier from the NHS Dorset CCG engagement team promote local opportunities to get involved in healthcare.

They also answered questions about how to have their say on services which affect them.

Bridport based GP Dr Richa Singh, said: “We were delighted at the levels of interest our patients showed in our patient group and look forward to working closely with both the existing and new members. “GP practices and the wider NHS are always keen to involve local people in our work to help us make better informed decisions about local NHS services. Having a strong patient group will help us to do this.

“Here at the surgery we plan to keep members of our PPG informed about our work and to provide them with opportunities to give their views on any new changes to services”.

People were also asked to become involved with the wider NHS through membership of the Health Involvement Network which provides opportunities for people to share their experiences and views on a wide range of local health care projects.

Anyone who would like to find out more should visit the NHS Dorset CCG website where examples of recent projects can be seen as part of the feedback bulletin.

Alternatively call 01305 368908 and speak with a member of the team.