About Our Patient Participation Groups




Could you spare time to join one of our Patient Participation Groups? Here at Castlegate & Derwent Surgery we are constantly looking at ways we can improve the care we provide our patients and there is no better way for us to do this than to engage with the patients who use our services.

We have a number of ways that our patients can get involved in our patient participation activity depending on the amount of time you can spare.


Castlegate and Derwent Surgery have an Active Patient Focus Group

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The group regularly meet with the aim of improving the health of our local community. This small group work closely with our surgery team and meet regularly getting involved in surgery activities.

The group discuss a wide range of subjects that impact on our patients experience of using our services. This feedback and communication is vital for us to help shape the service we provide, taking into consideration the important views of our patients.

The group also takes an active interest in developments in the NHS and linked services both locally and nationally. Our group provides an excellent opportunity for patients to have a voice in decision making and future development of our services.

If you would like to join or be added to a waiting list to join the surgery Focus Group please complete our online registration form.



Join Our Virtual Patient Group

Would you like to give feedback but finding the time is difficult? Help shape the future of your practice from the comfort of your own home!

  • Our Aims: To engage and involve as many patients as we can. Patient views and experiences can help us build the services we provide.
  • Patient Views: "I really would like to provide feedback, but I do not have time to attend the meetings in person."
  • Our Solution: We understand making time in your busy schedules can be difficult but you could join in our patient group discussions online. Engage with other local patients on the subjects that matter to you relating to our surgery. We are planning to have two virtual options.

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We will regularly update you with information, create polls, ask for your views on a chosen topic and much more. The best thing is that you can do this at any time of the day from the comfort of your own home but giving us valuable feedback that we need to improve the care we offer.

We have two virtual options available:


Not on Facebook, but you would be happy to take patient surveys online or receive emails from the surgery?