GP Patient Participation Groups

GP patient participation groups consist of registered patients of a particular surgery. 

The group meets regularly to discuss issues that are relevant to the practice but can also draw attention to wider health needs in the area, as well as national NHS issues. Some groups also organise health talks and training.

Patient participation groups should be representative of the local community, including the under-represented, seldom heard communities.

Patient participation groups are one of the main ways in which the Clinical Commissioning Group engage with the local residents and therefore have an important role in shaping the local health and well being services. 

Would you like to become a member of a patient participation group?

If you would like to represent your community and become a member of your GP practice based participation group contact your GP practice and speak to your practice manager. View contact details for your local GP practice.

Please click here for an example of what a constitution for a Patient Participation Group might look like.

For more information about patient participation, please visit national association for patient participation.