Patient participation

If you’re interested in having a say in the way your local health services are delivered, get involved with your GP practice’s Patient Participation Group (PPG).

Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) in GP practices are a group of volunteer patients and a member of the practice, (usually the practice manager and possibly one or more of the GPs and/ or nurses from the practice), who meet on a regular basis to discuss developments and improvements for the patients and the practice. Some practices also have ‘virtual groups’ who regularly communicate by email.

To find out how you can get involved, contact the practice manager at your GP surgery.

There are other ways the CCG is accountable to local people and for you to find out about our work. A full list of our statutory partners is available here.

Useful links 

The National Association of Patient Participation – provides support to GP practices and patient participation group members.

GP Patient Survey – the national GP patient survey helps you see how your GP practice is doing. It also allows you to compare your GP practice with other local practices.