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Ashford Patient Participation Group

NHS Ashford CCG is keen to hear your opinions. As well as listening to its PPGs in Ashford, Tenterden and the surrounding area, the CCG runs a Health Network where individuals can have their say.

It meets with its Health Reference Group which includes representatives from the PPGs, local voluntary and community organisations. The CCG also holds public events which anyone can attend and give their views on current and proposed services in the local area.

What is the Ashford Patient Participation Group?

The Ashford Patient Participation Group (APPG) is independent from NHS Ashford Clinical Commissioning Group and comprises voluntary, unpaid patient representatives from the 14 local GP surgery Patient Participation Groups (PPGs), voluntary and community sector representatives and others.

The group meets every two months in public to discuss a range of topics with representatives from the CCG, and its members also participate in a number of working groups.

We listen to issues and concerns about local healthcare from local patient groups and raise them with the CCG.

It is a positive way of enabling local views to be heard by the CCG and for the CCG to respond. We learn about what is happening to health services in the local area, and we are involved in planning healthcare for the future.

If you want a voice on what goes on locally in the NHS, start by joining your GP surgery's PPG. To join a PPG, please speak to your GP practice.

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Find out more

You can find out more about the APPG by contacting the CCG directly.