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Locality patient participation groups

What are Locality Patient Participation Groups (LPPGs)? 

There are five locality areas in Hounslow – Brentford & Isleworth, Chiswick, Feltham, Great West Road and Heart of Hounslow. 

We want to make ensure patients have their say in how new services are delivered in these localities. To help us do this, we are setting up Locality Patient Participation Groups (LPPGs) to represent each area. Your LPPG will have a number of patient members from each of the practices in your locality area.

The CCG will help with the initial set up of the LPPGs. The CCG will assist in developing the terms of reference, creating a structure, and organising launch events to inform the public and recruit people to the group.

If you attend the group, you will receive training to help you to constructively input into proposed primary care health service changes and the buying (commissioning) of services in your locality, as well as across Hounslow as a whole.

Once formed, these LPPGs will become 'owned' and run by the patients in the group. We envisage the groups will encourage a three-way flow of information between the CCG, locality groups and practice level PPGs. We want to ensure that local patient voices influence and shape how the locality works for the population it covers.

What is discussed at the meetings?

The papers for the meetings will be available on the locality page of the website. There are also feedback forms available to help patient members and representatives in the LPPGs to feed issues up and down the CCG's engagement structure to ensure that patient views feed into CCG decision making.

How is the feedback used? 

Pyramid


The pyramid above indicates how the information from patient engagement flows upward to the governing body and down to the individual practices. We would like nominated people from the LPPGs to sit on our Patient and Public Engagement Committee to assist with the information flow.

  • Governing Body. Every GP practice has a vote and is responsible for electing its representatives onto the governing body. Our governing body has nine local GPs representing our member practices, alongside patient representatives and colleagues from public health and our local authorities. They make decisions on behalf of the Council of Members (the group name for our member practices). The CCG governing body is responsible for making the final decisions within the CCG and is accountable to NHS England and to our member practices, as well as to the public. Find out more here
  • Patient and Public Engagement (PPE) Committee. The committee will provide assurance to the governing body on communication and patient, carers and public engagement. The duties of the PPE committee will be driven by the priorities of the CCG. These duties will be flexible and responsive to new and emerging priorities.
  • Patient Participation Group. PPGs are groups of active volunteer patients that work in partnership with practice staff and GPs. Find out more here

The LPPGs are part of the CCG pyramid of engagement. Feedback given at the group will be fed up to the CCG's governing body and down to the practice level PPGs.

To learn more about the LPPGs click here.

Hounslow Clinical Commissioning group has provided two training sessions for LPPG Chairs and Vice-Chairs to give background on the NHS and why it is changing, provide an overview of the engagement reporting structure and how LPPGs can effectively feedback, look at approaches to planning and chairing the meetings and consider the Hounslow CCG workplan and local priorities.

Click below for more:

Session 1

Session 2


Can I attend and provide patient feedback on LPPGs?

All patients are very welcome to attend the LPPG meetings. For further information contact the patient and public engagement team on HOUCCG.communications@nhs.net or call 0208 538 2454. Details of meetings will be made available on this page.