Patient Participation Group

What is a Patient Participation Group and Why Join?

All English GP practices are required to form a representative patient participation group (PPG). We are supported and guided by the National Association for Patient Participation (NAPP).

PPGs aim to make the relationship between patients and their practices stronger and to assist them to play an even more valuable role at the heart of our communities.

Castlegate’s PPG comprises of a small team of volunteer patients, who either attend at our informal meetings held every 2-3 months, or alternatively communicate and consult via the PPG Chair by email, to offer their opinion and support.

There are many ways to give your input. You may be interested in helping us organise local health information events for patients; set up support groups for those with long term conditions or be part of the consultation process in local health issues that affect us all.

If you wish to join our friendly group please fill in our online registration form.

Some of the PPG’s recent work at Castlegate:

  • consultation and feedback in designing the new website
  • Hertfordshire Health Walks promotion event

Dates for the 2018 PPG meetings held at Castlegate Surgery:

  • 30th January, 6.30pm-8.30pm

We look forward to seeing you
Claire – PPG Chair