Patient Participation Groups (PPGs)

Many local GP practices have Patient Participation Groups (PPGs). A PPG is a group of patients interested in health and healthcare issues, who want to get involved with and support the running of their local GP Practice.

Most PPGs include members of practice staff and meet at regular intervals to decide ways of making a positive contribution to the services and facilities offered by the practice, to improve the community’s health and to make sure the patient experience is as good as it can be.

Contact your GP practice to find out more about its Patient Participation Group.

PPG Chairs meetings

May 2, 2018 - Cheshire View, Christleton

January 31, 2018 - Cheshire View, Christleton

October 11, 2017 - Cheshire View, Christleton

July 12, 2017 - Cheshire View, Christleton

April 26, 2017 - Cheshire View, Christleton

January 11, 2017 - Cheshire View, Christleton

October 19, 2016 - Cheshire View, Christleton

July 12, 2016 - Cheshire View, Christleton

March 1, 2016 - Cheshire View, Christleton

PPG updates

May 2018

January 2018

October 2017

July 2017

April 2017

January 2017

October 2016

July 2016

March 2016


The following toolkits are designed to help you to further develop your patient participation group. Please click to view:

West Cheshire PPG Chairs Maturity Model (January 2018)

Setting up a Practice Participation Group – Hints and Advice

National Association for Patient Participation resources

Growing Patient Participation - Communications toolkit for Patient Participation Groups

Building Better Patient Participation

Surveys / Workshop feedback

Hot topic survey results: GP Practice appointment systems - July 2017

What makes a good PPG? Workshop feedback - April 2017

Patient Participation Group survey results - September 2016

Funding applications

Patient Participation Groups can apply for up to £250 worth of funding every year from NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group. All funding applications are considered by the PPG Steering Group, which meets between each Chairs meeting.

PPG Funding Application Form