Patient Participation Group

Collingham Medical Centre’s first PPG was established in 1982.

The current Collingham Medical Centre PPG first met October 2017 and maintains a maximum of 16 members.

The National Association of Patient Participation (NAPP) on defines a patient group as a unique partnership between patients and their practice which is essential to and results in high quality and responsive care.

PPGs can work in partnership with their practice to:

  • help patients to take more responsibility for their health.
  • contribute to the continuous improvement of services and quality of care.
  • foster improved communication between the practice and its patients.
  • provide practical support for the practice and help to implement change.

What the PPG is not

  • a forum to discuss patient health care concerns, these should be directed to the NHS Organisation that is provided care

Our PPG members are:

Linda Dales – ChairpersonMichael Davies – Vice Chairperson
Secretary (Vacant) Jim Barrie – Treasurer
Penny LendonSue Trickey
Ann CandlishBarbara Wilson
Richard PapworthPete Rowlands
Mary BrownSarah Markell
June Townsend

Samantha Ward, Practice Manager of Collingham Medical Centre, supports/attends all meetings.  Each meeting we introduce a member of the team, their role to help support the PPG understanding of the services at Collingham. 

Our Terms of Reference have been agreed at the December 2017 and during January 2018 some members will be supporting patients to offer feedback about services and navigate around services.

The PPG and Collingham Medical Centre have been regular participants of the Collingham Community Conversations held the second Thursday evening of the month and recorded for Facebook – Collingham Community Conversation – to try and help cascade information to our community. 

Collingham Medical Centre PPG Terms of Reference

The Chair, Linda Dales, does hold a waiting list of patients who wish to become members of the PPG.  If you are interested in being part of this new group, please email your expression of interest and some information of why you would like to support this group to

You can also complete the Patient Group Sign-up Form below and we will contact you for further information.