At these meetings representatives of the member practices discuss health issues affecting their local populations and they form the basis of a two-way dialogue between the Clinical Executive and the member practices.
The large geographical area covered by our CCG together with a marked variation in factors such as rurality, urbanisation, deprivation and the like, results in each locality having its own distinct flavour with its own unique challenges. The solutions we come up with need to be influenced by these local differences and the localities provide the ideal platform for grassroots clinicians and administrators to rigorously debate issues that affect patients and practices.
The challenge that these fora provide is healthy for the Governing Body and Clinical Executive and numerous great ideas have emerged from the localities that are already shaping current and future CCG actions.
Take a look at our interactive CCG Area Map to see the locations of each GP practice and branch surgeries.
Download a list of all 40 GP Practices in Ipswich and east Suffolk.
Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) are run locally by volunteer patients and practice managers and help strengthen the relationship between practices and their patients. PPGs contribute ideas, feedback and suggestions directly to their practices.
If you would like to join a PPG, please contact your GP practice directly.