What We Do

We make stronger the relationship between patients and the Wistaria and Milford medical Surgery, which is critical to the sharing of good Surgery practice.

We actively engage with the Surgery and meet regularly with the Surgery Manager and Staff to discuss ideas for the Surgery.

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Surveys give patients the opportunity to give feedback on particular issues and subjects. We can then feedback the results to the Surgery.


Regular meetings with the Surgery Manager & representative of the Partners to give feedback from you the patients.


Networking with other PPG's to share ideas and experiences; understand the local and wider healthcare landscape.


We represent the patient population where issues affecting patients have a wider impact.

About Us

Patient Participation Groups (PPG's) were set up under a Government initiative to represent all patients and to enable communication between patients and surgery medical staff on all relevant issues

Wistaria and Milford Patient Participation Group is evolving to meet the local needs of patients registered with Wistaria and Milford Surgeries.

Who We Are

We are a group of 10 patients from both Wistaria and Milford Surgeries recruited on a purely voluntary basis to aid Wistaria and Milford Surgery implement real, positive change.

What We Do

We provide the patient perspective by:

Conducting patient surveys

Advising the Surgery and patients of new systems and treatments

Sharing good Surgery practice by networking with other PPGs

Make stronger the relationship between patients and their Surgery, which is critical to the provision good Surgery Practice

Our Objectives

To ensure two-way communication between Patients and the Surgery.

To consult with Patients on their needs, and to provide a forum for discussion between the Surgery and Patients on topics of mutual interest.

To identify areas to influence, and to review how care meets the needs of patients, particularly in relation to secondary services such as Lymington Hospital and Outpatient Services.

To provide a representative to the Community Engagement Group (CEG).

Our Achievements

A substantial increase in the numbers of patients who have signed up to email and on-line access.

We have carried out a number of surveys to obtain the opinions of patients.

We helped the surgery complete a Dementia Audit.

Continued membership of NAPP (National Assocation of Patient Participation).

Ongoing and developing interface with the Surgery Practice Manager

PPG Notice Boards in both Wistaria & Milford.

Working in conjunction with CEG (Community Engagement Group) Chair, negotiated improved weekend hours for the Practice at Lymington Hospital and the provision of monthly statistics relating to the service provided to the PPG.

Continued involvement with the West Hampshire CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group).

Meet the Team

We are all volunteers and patients of Wistaria & Milford Surgery.

Mike Snell - Chair

Mike Snell


Margot Grimwood - Vice Chair

Margot Grimwood

Vice Chair

Sue Mayes - Secretary

Sue Mayes


Lionel Allery - Member

Lionel Allery


Julia Badham - Member

Julia Badham


Li Blyton - Member

Liz Blyton


Jan Hawksworth - Member

Jan Hawksworth


Rita Russell - Member

Rita Russell


Chris Seward - Member

Chris Seward


Pauline Wain - Member

Pauline Wain


News and Information

Current and Achived News as well as Important Information.

Get In Touch

If you would like to get in touch with us, or if you would like to join our Virtual PPG, Please complete the form below and we will respond to you as soon as we can.