Patient participation

If you’re interested in having a say in the way your local health services are delivered, get involved with your GP practice’s Patient Participation Group (PPG).

Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) in GP practices are a group of volunteer patients and a member of the practice, (usually the practice manager and possibly one or more of the GPs and/ or nurses from the practice), who meet on a regular basis to discuss developments and improvements for the patients and the practice. Some practices also have ‘virtual groups’ who regularly communicate by email.

To find out how you can get involved, contact the practice manager at your GP surgery.

There are other ways the CCG is accountable to local people and for you to find out about our work. A full list of our statutory partners is available here

Nevertheless, we've listed some of these below:

 

Health and Wellbeing Board

The Harrow Health and Wellbeing Board was established as part of the government's changes to the health and social care system, as outlined in the Health and Social Care Act 2012. It became a statutory committee of the London Borough of Harrow on 1 April 2013.

The Health and Wellbeing Board is the place for key partners to work together to improve the health and wellbeing of Harrow’s population.

This partnership will drive innovation around the chosen priority areas of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy, identify opportunities for collaboration and integration across agencies, and develop direct links to service users and patients.

The board has a duty to produce a joint health and wellbeing strategy, which contains priorities for action for Harrow.

There are people on the board who represent the patients and carers, the community and voluntary sector and our local faith groups. 

You can find out and the Harrow Health and Wellbeing Board here

Useful Links

The National Association of Patient Participation – provides support to GP practices and patient participation group members.

GP Patient Survey – the national GP patient survey helps you see how your GP practice is doing. It also allows you to compare your GP practice with other local practices.