Get involved

Street market in Barking

We want patients and the public to get involved and to help us ensure that the services we plan and buy locally meet the needs of the people of Barking and Dagenham.

One way that we achieve this is ask the Governing Body a question at a their bi-monthly meeting. Please contact seven days before the meeting.

Or get involved with our patient engagement forum or join your patient participation group.

Patient engagement forum

Barking and Dagenham CCG has an active patient engagement forum which meets every other month. This is the place where patients and the public can influence decisions about local healthcare, bring any issues, concerns, or good news stories, to the group. The forum also gives GPs and their supporting teams the opportunity to receive direct feedback about people’s experiences of local health services.

In recent months we have discussed the following topics and services and how we, as patients, can help shape and improve them:

  • The CCGs’ intermediate care consultation
  • Young People’s Forum and our Young Inspectors’ report
  • Primary Care Co-commissioning
  • Various Healthwatch reports
  • CCG commissioning plans
  • Phlebotomy sites
  • Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund and access to GPs.

If you would like to find out more about the Barking and Dagenham patient engagement forum, please contact Boba Rangelov, our Patient and Public Engagement Advisor via email: or call 020 3182 2908.

PEF meeting 18 June 2015

Join your Patient Participation Group

A Patient Participation Group is a group of patients interested in health and healthcare issues, who want to get involved with, and support the running of, their own GP Practice. Contact your GP surgery for more information on how to join and take a look at our leaflet about PPGs and what they do.


PPE - appreciation group - October 2016

On 12 October, 2016, the CCG hosted an appreciation event to recognise the work of the Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) and Patient Engagement Forum (PEF) in Barking and Dagenham. 

CCG chair Dr Waseem Mohi, and chief operating officer Sharon Morrow, both spoke about the importance of patient and public engagement to the CCG and its work, while appreciation certificates were given out by Dr Mohi.

Page last updated 03 May 2017

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