Patient Voice Groups

Patients play a vital part in improving the way local health services are delivered to best meet their community’s needs. Patient Voice Groups (also known as Patient Reference Groups or Patient Participation Groups) provide a link between a local GP practice and the patients it serves.

Health Summits

Health Summits are run by CRCCG and bring together staff and Patient Voice Group representatives from all GP practices in the local area. They are designed to facilitate close relationships between Patient Voice Groups and practice staff and for GP surgeries to share best practice. Attendees will receive updates on the work of CRCCG and occassional training sessions will be offered to help representatives get the most out of their activities. Currently summits are organised in both Coventry and Rugby to ensure the focus is as local as possible. As a member of a Patient Voice Group you should receive feedback from every Health Summit and could volunteer to attend as your group’s representative. 


Explore our toolkit filled with resources that will help you make your group effective and enjoyable as possible. Find out how to set up a Patient Voice Group, run surveys and get the most out of your work with your local community.

How Do I Join?

To find out how to join the Patient Voice Group at your local GP practice, simply visit the practice website where more information should be available. If you can't find what you need, ring your practice direct and ask to speak with the practice manager.  

Patient Voice Newsletters

Patient Voice newsletters are a regular email update aimed at bringing you NHS Coventry and Rugby CCG related news. If you have some information you want to share with others, then please email

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