What is the Patient Participation Group (PPG)

Our PPG is about implementing real, positive change within our community. The aims and work of each of our groups entirely depends on local needs, but at the same time they all have the aim of making sure that our practice puts the patient, and improving health, at the heart of everything it does.

PPGs have an increasingly important role to play in helping to give you, our patients a say in the way services are delivered to best meet your needs, and the needs of the local community.

PPGs can help our GPs to develop an equal partnership with you, our patients. They can also help our GPs to communicate accurately and honestly with individual patients, and with the wider community about key health matters. They can also help to reduce costs and improve services by identifying changes that the practice may not have considered, allowing resources to be used more efficiently. What is more, they can develop mutually supportive networks for patients and the practice, outside of individual appointments.

In practice, PPGs can play a number of roles, such as:

  • Advising the practice on the patient perspective
  • Organising health promotion events
  • Communicating with the wider patient body
  • Running volunteer services and support groups to meet local needs
  • Carrying out research into the views of those who use the practice (and their carers)
  • Influencing the practice or the wider NHS to improve commissioning
  • Fundraising to improve the services provided by the practice

There are two ways you can join our PPG, you can either join our real group, or if you are short of time you can join our virtual group.

More information:

Ideas Sharing

The CCG have also recently introduced a “Practice Patient Group – Ideas Sharing Meeting”.The patient Ideas sharing group meets periodically at Health House, this is an East Riding CCG wide initiative for patient group members to meet and share ideas and good practice with the aim of improving the work the PPGs do across the East Riding.

Notes from the meetings are available by contacting:


or by phoning Jane Innes at The Chestnuts Surgery on 01482 847250

We will however put the various topic discussions and presentations on this site for your perusal. These can be found in the table below.




Topic Discussions:


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Dementia Briefing


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Prescribing PowerPoint


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Dementia Briefing

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