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Welcome To The Patient Participation Group (PPG) Page - Patients Have A Voice!

As part of the NHS reforms which came into force in April 2014, each GP Practice is required to establish a Patient participation Group (PPG) to represent patients’ views on how well their Practice is performing in meeting the needs of their community.

The Buxted and East Hoathly Medical Centres were quick to establish a PPG. A small Committee of volunteers, representing a cross-section of patients from both surgeries, meet on a regular basis. The PPG's main purpose is to ensure that the services provided by the Medical Centres are responsive to patients’ needs and that where necessary improve over time. 
Part of the remit of the PPG is also to carry out research and to hold health awareness and information events and displays. We can also help patients to find additional services and support for their condition in the community.

The PPG mount displays in the waiting areas at both surgeries on a range of different health issues, where leaflets and flyers are available. Displays cover various topics such as; Asthma and Allergies, Arthritis, Diabetes, Healthy Living, Mental Health and Sexual Health to name but a few. We welcome other ideas.

If you would like any further information regarding the PPG, or would like to help, please contact us via our email address:- 

Minutes of November 2018 meeting             Minutes of January 2019 meeting

Minutes of January 2018 meeting                        

Minutes of March 2018 meeting

Minutes of May 2018 meeting

Minutes of July 2018 meeting

Health Awareness

Spring Health

Our current Health Awareness topic is covering "Mens' Health Matters".  Please find useful links below:

Mens Health Forum -

Prostate Cancer UK -

Osteoporosis -


Mental Health Rapid Response Service –

Tel. 0300 304 0078


SAMARITANS 24 hour confidential support for anyone.

Freephone 116 123 This number does not show up on phone bills and is free to call from landlines and mobiles including pay-as-you-go mobiles.


CALM Helpline

Campaign Against Living Miserably offers confidential, anonymous and free support, information and signposting to men anywhere in the UK through their helpline. Monday – Friday from 1pm to 11pm everyday. Calls are free from landlines and most mobile phones.

Tel 0800 58 58 58  Webchat (5pm to midnight)


Stay Alive App

A suicide prevention pocket resource for the UK. Stay Alive offers help and support both to people with thoughts of suicide and to people concerned about someone else. The app can be personalised to tailor it to the user.

View in Google Play

View in the Apple App Store


It’s OK to Talk - #OkSelfie Engagement

The information you supply us will be used lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to know what information is held about you and sets out rules to make sure that this information is handled properly.

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