Patient Groups


On this page you are able to find further information on the following:

  • Patient Participation Group
  • Health Champions (On Hold)


Ways in which you could help the PPG and the Practice

You could:

 - volunteer occasionally to help with jobs like stewarding at events (flu vaccinations or large health screening days, for example). Volunteer help for the Practice is coordinated by Caroline Powley. You can contact her by emailing

 -  let the Steering Group know of particular questions or concerns you have about medical services locally if you haven’t been able to resolve these directly with the Practice or other service provider.

 -  contribute your interest and/or expertise to a short-term PPG working group, such as reviewing and advising on Practice communications or on its website.

-  join in the voluntary work of the Health Champions (see separate section below).

-  offer to become part of the PPG’s ‘Virtual Group’ or Steering Group if this would suit your interests and commitments.

Email the PPG at

Future PPG Meetings                                                      

Date                    Time                 Place                    Type of meeting             Main topic


Tuesday 19 July   2.30 pm    Lyme Regis Football Club   Steering Group         Social Prescribing          

Tuesday 20 Sept  2.30 pm    Lyme Regis Football Club   Steering Group         Prescriptions & Pharmacies/

                                                                                                                           Youth input to PPGs                        

Weds 26 Oct        7.00 pm    Woodmead Halls               Public open meeting  Mental health services: young people & adults

Tues 22 Nov        7.00 pm    Lyme Regis Football Club   AGM open to all         The Future of GP Services: Dr Forbes Watson

What are Health Champions?

Health Champions are a volunteer, non-medical service provided by local people for local people, with the aim of working together to make healthier people and communities. Social support and connection is much needed within communities. It can help people to cope with long-term health conditions, to combat loneliness or deal with bereavement, or simply feel more confident and happier. Helping each other to live fuller lives.

Practice Champions welcome the opportunity to help, in the ways we can, to bring people together and connect through shared interests and hobbies. Whether it be a sport, arts & crafts, social get togethers or home visits for a chat ... even bingo, poetry or gardening.





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