A patient participation group (PPG) is made up of volunteers, who meet on a regular basis to discuss their GP practice services and how improvements can be made to benefit patients.

Why should I join my PPG?

Joining your PPG means you can work with GPs and practice staff to deal with issues that affect you, other local people and your GP practice such as booking appointments.

Your local PPG is based at your GP practice.  It may meet a couple of times a year or run as a virtual group to discuss issues and concerns that affect people using the practice.  Many GP practices also have email networks to update patients or get feedback.

How can I join my local PPG?

GP practices are always looking for patients who would like to get involved.

If you are interested in joining your group, ask at your GP practice or let us know by contacting our Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS) on leigh.broggi@nhs.net or call 020 8734 3001.​

Patient Participation Group Network

The Patient Participation Group Network is a forum for PPG representatives to come together and share information and ideas about their PPGs. It is also one of the ways we ensure the patient voice is shaping the CCG’s primary care programme.

The network meets every two months in the evening in Twickenham.

A representative of the PPG network is a member of the CCG’s Primary Care Commissioning Committee

View PPG network reports to the primary care committee.

If you are a member of your GP practice’s PPG and would like to find out more about our PPG network please email richmondccg.involve@swlondon.nhs.uk