Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care System

Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care System

Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) 

There are 105 GP practices across Norfolk and Waveney. Most of them have patient groups, often referred to as Patient Participation Groups (PPGs).

PPGs work in partnership with their GP practice and are vital in ensuring that the patient voice is heard. We are keen to hear about different models for hearing the patient voice in primary care and will be developing this alongside our current patient groups.

PPGs work in different ways, some meet in person, others communicate with their practice online – all are keen to welcome and involve new members.

PPGs provide an opportunity for local people to get involved with their practice and influence the provision of local health services. Members contribute their views, make suggestions and provide feedback on services they may have used. Groups can also get involved with supporting local health initiatives and can engage with a wide range of health and care professionals.

Norfolk and Waveney ICB is working to develop a programme of support to local PPGs and practices.

You can find resources to support your PPG below.

You can find out more about different PPG activities and projects below.

If you are interested in finding out more about your own PPG, talk to your practice reception team or contact us at

PPG Case Studies

Sheringham PPG

Sheringham Patient Participation Group (PPG) was formed in 2008 with membership consisting of patients and some practice staff. The group met monthly in the GP surgery and over the years managed to raise funds for the practice and waiting room equip…

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