Patient Groups

Patient Groups

We want more patients to get involved and help improve the delivery of health services, as well as make a difference to their local community.

Patients are encouraged to have a say on how their local GP surgery is run by joining its Patient Participation Group, also known as a PPG. Some GP surgeries have Patient Reference Groups, known as PRGs.

PPG/PRGs are made up of volunteers interested in healthcare issues and can also include members of practice staff. They meet regularly to decide ways and means of making a positive contribution to the services and facilities offered by the surgery to its patients.

They also encourage improved communication between the practice and its patients and provide support for the practice, helping it to implement changes.

How the CCG supports PPGs

As a CCG we work with our practices to support their PPG/PRGs and help them to set up groups if they don’t already have one.

We also organise regular meetings which allow the representatives of all the PPG/PRGs in East Leicestershire and Rutland to meet up, network and discuss ideas and share best practice. These meetings also allow the CCG to update patients on healthcare services in the area and provide an opportunity for patients to give us their views on future services and what works well for patients within their practice and local area. We also use the events to help develop networking and skills relating to engagement and public involvement.

Each PPG/PRG is invited to provide at least one representative to be a member of the network and attend these meetings. As with our GP practices, the groups are part of the six localities in East Leicestershire and Rutland.

The Network meets four times a year sometimes as a whole ELR CCG and sometimes in smaller locality groupings.

The CCG also holds a mailing contact list of PPG members so that information which is of interest, including opportunities to be involved and training information, can be communicated with them.



The national organisation representing and promoting PPG/PRGs is:

ELR CCG PPG/PRG Lead: Becky Hunt



East Leicestershire and Rutland practices

Blaby and Lutterworth


Countesthorpe Health Centre Enderby Medical Centre
Forest House Medical Centre Glenfield Surgery
Hazelmere Medical Centre Kingsway Surgery
Narborough Health Centre Northfield Medical Centre
The Limes Medical Centre The Masharani Practice
Wycliffe Medical Practice


Melton, Rutland and Market Harborough


Billesdon Surgery Empingham Medical Centre
Husbands Bosworth Surgery Jubilee Medical Practice
Kibworth Health Centre Latham House Medical Practice
Long Clawson Medical Practice Market Harborough Medical Centre
Market Overton Surgery (& Somerby) Oakham Medical Practice
Syston Health Centre The County Practice
Dr Kilpatrick and Partners The Uppingham Surgery


Oadby and Wigston


Bushloe End Surgery Central Surgery
Rosemead Drive Surgery
Severn Surgery South Wigston Health Centre
Station Road Surgery The Croft Medical Centre
The Practice Oadby Wigston Central Surgery