Our Patient Cabinet plays an important role in ensuring that the voice of local people is influential in our decision making. Chaired by the Lay member for Patient and Public Involvement, the Patient Cabinet is a sub-committee of the Governing Body and performs a key role in ensuring the CCG has meaningful involvement and engagement with people and communities. Our Patient Cabinet gathers views and feedback to make sure that people have a chance to feed into and actively participate in our work.

The Patient Cabinet meets monthly to fulfil its role of ensuring that the patient and public voice is integral to our work by:

  • Regularly receiving and commenting on CCG plans
  • Working with clinical and commissioning colleagues on service redesign programmes
  • Gathering and feeding in views from the local community via attendance at practice-based Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) and forging links with local voluntary and community groups
  • Supporting practices to develop PPGs

Any future Patient Cabinet recruitment opportunities will be promoted on this page.

Patient Participation Groups (PPGs)

All GP practices in Bury have a PPG.

The membership of PPGs includes patients registered with the practice and sometimes includes a member of the practice team, such as the Practice Manager. Many groups meet face to face, however, some have more of a virtual presence and share information or seek views in other ways.

The role of a PPG includes being a critical friend to the practice and advising the practice from the patient perspective, providing insight on a range of issues.

If you are interested in being involved in the work of your GP practice’s PPG, please contact your practice for more information about opportunities to get involved.

Read more about how you can get involved in our work here.