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Patient Participation Group Network

PPGs are helping shape health services across the region by bringing the views of patients to the CCG. 

The local PPG Network, made up of representatives of PPGs across the region, works as a forum for sharing best practise and feeding back on NHS services. The aim is to help ensure that the voice of patients is at the heart of the CCG’s decision making processes. 

To find out more, please contact Louise Hardwick louise.hardwick@ipswichandeastsuffolkccg.nhs.uk or call 01473 770038.


Guidance from Suffolk Community Foundation

News and Events

This page will have details of upcoming meetings, minutes of previous meetings and will be a place for PPG Network members to share what they are currently working on - let us know and we will feature your PPG's achievements here!

Recent and upcoming PPG work includes:


  • Little St John's Street Surgery PPG are holding a Staying Well information event at Woodbridge Library on 19 June, 2.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Two Rivers PPG are hosting "Eat Well, Move More, Feel Healthier" on 24 May at the surgery 1.30pm - 4.30pm with two speakers on the importance of a healthy diet and exercise.
  • The Birches PPG held a Health and Wellbeing Event on 10 April at Kesgrave Community Centre 10.00am - 3.00pm
  • Framfield House and Little St John's Street PPGs have worked together to develop a Social Prescribing leaflet for distribution throughout Woodbridge via the April In Touch magazine
  • Felixstowe PPGs came together to put on a public event for local people to find out more about the proposed merger of Ipswich and Colchester hospitals



  • The Derby Road PPG organised a Health Awareness event for 20 September 2016, to be held at Shepherd Drive Baptist Church in Pinewood, Ipswich.
  • The PPG at Church Farm Surgery in Aldeburgh have been instrumental in helping produce a Health and Care Directory for Aldeburgh, Leiston, Saxmundham and surrounding areas, which was completed in October 2016.
  • The CCG has helped the Two Rivers Medical Centre PPG develop an information leaflet for patients of the new surgery for when they move into their new premises in summer 2016.
  • With support from the CCG, Framfield House PPG organised a Health Awareness Event on 18 July 2016 where local organisations were on hand to showcase the services they offer.
  • The PPG at The Grove Medical Centre, with support from the CCG, organised a Dementia Awareness Event during Dementia Awareness Week in June. The event was very well received by those who attended and the PPG has been inspired to organise more public events in coming months. 

Take a look at our Event Calendar for information about upcoming local events.

At the PPG Network meeting on 6 April, Louise Hardwick presented on the 10 High Impact Actions: Releasing Capacity in General Practice. A copy of the presentation is available HERE

More information about the 10 High Impact Actions can be found online:

www.england.nhs.uk General Practice Forward View (PDF)


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