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​​Southwark PPG Network (SPPGN)

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The SPPGN was established by local patients, GP practice managers and the CCG patient engagement team. ​

The purpose of the SPPGN is to bring practice staff and patients from across Southwark together to develop solutions to common issues faced by PPGs and to share good practice. The network communicates via a range of tools including meetings and an online forum.  

The CCG has developed a top tips for PPGs as part of national PPG Awareness Week in 2018 and updated this for the February 2019 PPG network meeting. The CCG also ran a training session on developing effective PPGs at its meeting in September 2018. At the SPPGN meeting on 26 February 2019, the CCG ran a training session on using social media to support, promote engagement and increase PPG reach. 

The CCG has developed a range of resources to support GP surgeries to develop their PPGs.

The CCG arranges for all GP surgeries in Southwark to be members of the National Association of Patient Participation who also provide a range of support for PPGs.  

During 2017, the CCG engaged Community Southwark and Time4Southwark to work with local PPGs and explore how they could develop further links with local people and communities through community activity and time banking. The report from the Community Southwark is here and the report from Time4Southwark is here. The learning from these projects will help inform the work that the Southwark Local Care Network is taking forward on developing social prescribing and neighbourhood working.   

The SPPGN is open to all patients and practice staff in Southwark who are current PPG members or have an interest in joining their PPG.

Meeting dates


The meeting notes from previous meetings can be found in the documents box below.

26 February 2019
5pm - 7.45pm
Refreshment and networking from 5pm, business 5.45pm to 7.45pm

M8 Cambridge House
1 Addington Square
12 June 2019 (PPG Awareness Week)
5pm - 7.45pm
Refreshment and networking from 5pm; business 5.45pm to 7.45pm

M8 Cambridge House
1 Addington Square
24 September 2019
5pm - 7.45pm
Refreshment and networking from 5pm, business 5.45pm to 7.45pm

Inspire - the Crypt at St. Peter's, Liverpool Grove SE17 2HH
3 December 2019
1pm - 4pm
Christmas lunch and networking from 1pm, business 2pm to 4pm
5th Floor
Sheldon Conference Rooms A&B 
Sunshine House
27 Peckham Road
26 February 2020
5pm - 7.45pm
Refreshment and networking from 5pm, business 5.45pm to 7.45pm 
Jimmy Butterworth Hall 
Walworth Methodist Church, 
54 Camberwell Road 
SE5 0EW 

Online discussion forum

You can join our online SPPGN forum which is hosted by MyPPG. The forum is very easy to use and a great way to discuss topics with other members, whenever is convenient for you.

To register simply enter your details here using the practice code: SOUCCG

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