Patient Participation Groups

What is a PPG?

Patient Participation Groups (PPG) are an excellent way to feedback your experiences of local health services to your own practice team.  If you’re not a member of your PPG and would like to join, contact your local GP practice manager to find out more.

For the last two years, East Sussex Community Voice (ESCV) have been supporting PPGs to carry out their invaluable work but, as we look forward to further progress with the ESBT Alliance, it's time to reassess the service we provide to local PPGs. Going forward, we will be providing this service directly as of 1 September 2017.

Healthwatch East Sussex and ESCV produced this helpful video to explain how PPGs work.

PPG Forums

ESCV, practice staff and volunteers have created a thriving network of local people who will continue to come together to help shape and develop local health services. Our main area of focus will be to provide support to the quarterly PPG Forums which have been growing from strength to strength. These provide a platform to share news, information and opportunities for public engagement as well as discussing ideas and opportunities to improve services.

We'd love to hear how we can support PPGs and their practices. If you have any ideas, requests, comments or questions, please contact the Engagement Team on

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