GP patient groups

We have 68 GP practices in our four localities across west Hertfordshire, the majority of which have active practice patient groups.  The groups, made up of staff and patients, have a role in influencing the way that services are provided from the practice.


West Herts GP practice patient group network

This group has been set up by our patient and public involvement committee to establish a network (virtual and actual) of representatives from west Herts GP practice patient groups.

Purpose of the network

The network will provide an opportunity to:

  • Share good practice.
  • Support and encourage the development of an active practice patient group in every GP practice in west Herts.
  • Be a conduit for communicating with individual practice patient groups.
  • To encourage each practice patient group to have a representative at their locality patient group.

Read the group's terms of reference.


Community support – Let’s get connected

Meetings where voluntary and community groups come together with PPGs to raise awareness of what support is available in the local area, enable PPG members to be involved in social prescribing and also encourage local organisations to be involved with and promote how their members can get involved with PPGs and wider involvement. The notes of recent meetings are below.

Notes of meetings:

February 2016

May 2016

September 2016

Locality patient Groups

There is a patient group in each of our localities (Watford and Three Rivers, Hertsmere, Dacorum, and St Albans and Harpenden). At the moment these groups normally meet for a couple of hours in the evening once or twice a month. Each locality sends two representatives to the patient and public involvement (PPI) committee, which is a sub-committee of our board.

We would like to get more people involved in these small groups. You do not have to be ill or a regular user of health services. We need people with all sorts of skills to get involved, including those who are prepared to read information, can understand data, are prepared to contribute to committees or are just passionate about improving health services.

For more information contact either Heather Aylward or the groups directly via their locality web page.


West Herts Yammer network

This site has been established to assist members of practice patient groups and other patient groups in west Herts to share information either across the network, within localities or groups. The network itself was set up by Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group Patient and Public Involvement Committee to establish a patient network sharing good practice, supporting and encouraging the development of active patient groups in each GP practice and as a conduit for communication.  If you would like to join the group contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.