PPG: Code of Conduct




The PPG Membership is not based on opinions or characteristics of individuals
And shall be non-political and non-sectarian, at all times respecting diversity and exemplifying its commitment to the principles contained within the Equality Act.

All Members of the PPG (including the Virtual PPG) make this commitment:

A. To respect practice and patient confidentiality at all times.

B. To treat each other with mutual respect and act and contribute in a manner that is in the best interests of all patients.

C. To be open and flexible and to listen and support each other.

D. To abide by the Seven Nolan Principles of Public Life:

  • Selflessness
  • Integrity
  • Objectivity
  • Accountability
  • Openness
  • Honesty
  • Leadership

E. Not to use the PPG as a forum for personal agendas or complaints. These should be taken forward through other appropriate channels.

F. To accept that the ruling of the Chair or other presiding officer is final on matters relating to orderly conduct.

G. Otherwise to abide by principles of good meeting practice, for example:

  1. Reading papers in advance
  2. Arriving on time
  3. Switching mobile phones to silent
  4. Allowing others to speak and be heard/respected

Equality Act 2010

What is the purpose of the Act?

The Equality Act 2010 brings together a number of existing laws into one place. It sets out the personal characteristics that are protected by the law and the behaviour that is unlawful. Simplifying legislation and harmonising protection for all the characteristics covered with help Britain become a fairer society, improve public services, and help business perform well. A copy of the Equality Act 2010 and the explanatory notes that accompany it can be found on the Home Office Website:

Who is protected by the Act?

Everyone in Britain is protected by the Act.

The “protected characteristics under the Act are (in alphabeticalorder):

  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage and civil partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion and belief
  • Gender
  • Sexual orientation