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Patient participation is a unique partnership between patients, GPs and their practice which is essential to and results in high quality and responsive care.

Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) work in partnership with their practices to:

The first PPGs were established around 1972 by GPs in England and Wales. Since then the PPG movement has grown rapidly. Experience shows that successful practices and effective PPGs go hand in hand.

An Introduction

Join N.A.P.P. and benefit from support to your practice and PPG

How to join

N.A.P.P.

Established in 1978, N.A.P.P. is uniquely placed as the only UK umbrella organisation for patient-led groups in general practice.

We provide essential support to GPs and practice teams through a comprehensive range of evidence-based high quality specialist resources developed from over thirty years experience and formation of hundreds of Patient Participation Groups.


We also provide essential support to Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

CCGs will benefit from all their member practices having a PPG. Find out here about the specialist support and advice available from us to CCGs on establishing and engaging with PPGs.