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Patient Participation Group (PPG) image Patient Participation Group (PPG)

A Patient Participation Group (PPG) is generally used to describe a patient group based in a GP practice. It is led by patients but run in partnership with the GP practice to:

  • Give views as a patient on how services can be improved and receive feedback on those views
  • Help patients to be more informed and responsible for their own health
  • Build a positive working relationship with the practice
  • Meet other patients and share experiences
  • Support the practice to help patients to stay well
  • Help to improve communication between practice and patients

Each PPG is unique. It makes decisions on its own structure, priorities and work programme. As it acts as a bridge between patients and the GP practice, it is important that each PPG has a broad base of patient involvement and views. We try to make our PPG as representative of our practice population as possible, and encourage all patients to get involved. 

If you would like to join please email thecornersurgery.ppg@nhs.net or phone our reception team on 020 7274 4507. If you would like to raise something or have an idea for an initiative just get in touch! Please note this is not a space for personal medical complaints.

Lambeth CCG Governing Body Meetings

The Lambeth Governing Body meets formally in public every two month. Anybody who would like to is welcome to come along to the meeting and attend as an observer. 

In addition to this, an open meeting for stakeholder groups and members of the public takes place an hour before each governing body meeting. This informal session is an opportunity for members of the public and stakeholder groups to ask questions or raise any issue in relation to the agenda or any other matter.

The next meetings of the Lambeth CCG Governing Body are on:

NHS Lambeth CCG is part of your local NHS and we plan health services for Lambeth. Our Governing Body includes seven local GPs. 

‘Our mission is to improve the health and reduce health inequalities of Lambeth people and to commission the highest quality health services on their behalf.’ 

Our Governing Body meetings are held in public; please come along to our meeting to be held:  

At The Assembly Hall, Brixton Town Hall, 1 Brixton Hill, London SW2 1RW 

12.00pm - 1.00pm - Public Forum 

This is an open session for members of the public to ask questions, talk about what’s important to you and how we involve local people in our plans. 

1.00pm - 4.00pm - Governing Body meeting 

For more details or to submit a question in advance to the Governing Body please contact Pamela Handy at: lamccg.mail@nhs.net. You can also raise questions at the meeting. 

To see the agenda and supporting papers please visit our website after 26th February 2020: 

www lambethccg nhs.uk/news-and-publications/meeting-papers/governing-body 

It’s your local NHS – please get involved. 

For more information on how you can help us shape health services in Lambeth contact: Lambeth CCG

If you would like to find out more about NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group, visit their website here.

LPPGN Network Meeting

The Lambeth PPG Network hosts bi-monthly meetings for PPG members to meet, share, discuss and be updated on the latest local and national changes within primary care. Representatives from practice PPGs are welcome to attend.

You can register by emailing us at info@lppgn.org.ukor calling 020 7326 1586.

If you plan to attend a Network meeting as a representative of your PPG, please let your PPG Chair/Steering group know that you are coming.  We would ask that you feedback to your respective groups, so that the discussions, themes and information is shared more widely.