NHS Oldham CCG

NHS Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group launch Health Huddle 

Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group values comments and feedback from Service users, carers and the public about their local healthcare services. Oldham CCG’s Health Huddle is a way to connect with us, share your views and help us shape healthcare in Oldham whether as individuals, through local community or voluntary organisations, or as part of a patient group.

You can choose to be involved as much or as little as you want, signing up to become a member of Oldham CCG’s Health Huddle means you can:

         • Keep up to date with the work Oldham CCG are doing throughout
            the year with our e-newsletter

         • Receive invitations to complete quick surveys online or on your mobile

         • Be invited to attend focus groups, events and patient panels that may be of interest to you.

If you would like to be involved in the Health Huddle click here to register your details  

Wrapping Care Around You - patient stories

As part of Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group's 'Wrapping Care Around You' public engagement events held in summer 2013, we spoke to dozens of patients about how we plan to redesign community services in Oldham.

Liz’s Story – Multiple Sclerosis

Helen’s Story – Chronic Back Pain       

Frederick’s Story - Stroke

Claire’s Story – Diabetes

Jacquie’s Story – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease              




    Patient Participation Groups

    Many GP practices run Patient Participation Groups (PPGs)

    Patient participation is a unique partnership between patients, GPs and practice staff working together to improve healthcare services both within the practice and across other services in the Oldham area.   

    Patient Participation refers to patients taking an active interest in their healthcare. Most PPGs operate within GP practices and are chaired by patients. Their priorities are developed and agreed by the patients and GP's to meet the needs of the practice population and to reflect the interests and energies of the participants themselves.   

    PPG members meet on a regular basis and the format of meetings differ from one PPG to another, some in Oldham are Virtual Groups, where meeting and discussions are held on-line; others are physical groups who meet monthly, bi monthly or quarterly.   

    PPG activities range from encouraging positive change within the practice and across wider health services to organising events in partnership with the practice aimed at involving other patients.    

    To find out if your local GP practice has a PPG and how to get involved please click here