l» KATE Banks, NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) communications and engagement officer
For the benefit of the uninitiated, a PPG is a Patient Participation Group, and they are made up of people with an interest in how their GP practice is run and want to make sure their views are taken into account by GPs and practice managers.
PPG meetings mainly focus on any news or changes at individual practices but they’re also a great place to find out about the work of the CCG and how the decisions we make will impact on you.
While I appreciate this may sound slightly dry to some, and even fewer of you relish the thought of spending an evening at your GP practice when you’re not even ill, the CCG has a big impact on the local health economy and our decisions affect every one of our 204,000 residents.
We plan, buy and monitor much of Eastern Cheshire’s healthcare services and, since April, that has included the