Get involved

NHS Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group pledges to put patients at the centre of all that we do.

We have created a number of routes through which you can have your say and be involved; from the start of our commissioning plans to how your health care services are developed. You can make a suggestion via our website, attend a local Patient Participation Group meeting or give your feedback on a Public Consultation exercise in your community, to name a just a few of the eays you can get involved.

Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) – What is it?

Patient and Public Involvement or PPI is an important part of the CCG’s work and a theme running through everything we do and the decisions we make.

In April 2017 a new set of guidelines were released to help CCGs further embed the ethos, click here for more information: ‘Patient and public participation in commissioning health and care: statutory guidance for clinical commissioning groups’.

To help the CCG ensure patient voices and the public in Thurrock are heard and included in commissioning decisions, there are Lay Member representatives on the CCG’s Governing Body (these are members of the public who sit on our Governing Body). Find out more about our Board Members by visiting the Who we are section of our website.

PPI Strategy 2018-22

The CCG has recently launched a strategy outlining what we will do to involve patients and how we will measure success. You can read more about this strategy here:

pdf Patient and Public Involvement Strategy 2018-2022 (1.00 MB)

The CCG is committed to delivering commissioning decisions through involvement of patients and stakeholders. This video explains the duty we commit to, EDS2 (or Equality Delivery System)

Ways to get involved

Through your Patient Participation Group (PPG) at your General Practice, find out more about these groups on the Patient Participation Group section of our website. 

If there isn’t one at your local practice, consider setting one up. More information on setting up a PPG can be found below:  

pdf Guidance for setting up Patient Participation Groups in Thurrock (626 KB)

Commissioning Reference Group - This is our formal patient representative body that meet every two months. Membership consists of local PPG chair’s and members, Healthwatch Thurrock, Thurrock CVS, local area coordinators and community leaders. More information about the group and when it meets can be found on the Commissioning Reference Group section of our website. 

Responding to consultations - See our public consultation page for the latest consultations that are open to the public to give their views. 

Working with our partners across Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership, involvement and engagement work on key decisions has been under taken to ensure we reach all parts of our communities. Click the link to find out more: pdf Engaging Our Communities Feedback Report - 2019 (649 KB)

Tell us your story - Give us your health story, we can use your experiences to help us shape better healthcare services. This can be through friends and family feedback at your general practice, or by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or calling 01375 365810. We will make your story anonymous if you want to and we will share these with our Governing Body (Board) and in our magazine, CCG Insight.