Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group

patient participation groups

What are patient participation groups?

In Somerset there are 61 Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) based in GP surgeries. 

PPGs are made up of patients and practice staff who meet regularly. 

They act as critical friends to the surgery and look at the objectives the surgery has set for that year
and how they can help achieve them. 

The Somerset PPG Chair Network is made up of the PPG Chairs from across Somerset.

They meet on a regular basis to hear about the work of the CCG, give feedback on current issues
in commissioning to the Governing Body of the CCG and share good practice.

Patient participation groups bulletin

Are you interested in getting involved in shaping health services?  Would you like to keep informed about changes and developments in the NHS and the opportunities to make your voice heard?  

If so, then please click here to read our weekly news bulletin for patients, carers and members of the public.  

If you are involved in your community and you’d like to include information about relevant events, meetings and activities in our bulletin, please email Sue Lilley at

Patient or carer representatives needed

Would you like to volunteer to be a patient or carer representative on one of the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) working groups?  We need people to help the groups think about service changes and improvements from a public perspective.

Click here for further details.

Further information

If you are interested in joining your local Patient Participation Group contact your GP surgery to find 
out if they have a group.

Photo of Bridgwater PPG cancer event 01-06-13
Bridgwater PPG cancer event


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