Patient Participation Group

Communicare, our Patient Participation Group

The surgery Patient Participation Group (PPG), Communicare, was established in 1981 by Dr Holland and Mrs Clare Wagstaffe who saw the benefit of patient involvement within the Practice. The work of the group has evolved over the years and still remains a vital link between patients and the practice for the exchange of information, views and discussion. In normal times there is also an active social section, still looked after by Clare, providing activities and events to help promote friendship and community spirit. 

Our PPG is one of the oldest in the country and has just had its 38th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in 2019.  Due to pandemic restrictions the 39th AGM had to be postponed, it is hoped that it will be possible to hold this later in 2021.

The group has been continuously active since its formation overseen by an elected team of voluntary officials who hold regular meetings wth the practice personnel as well as general quarterly meetings when all patients are welcome to attend.  Currently there are eight officials led by the chairman, vice chair with a secretary and treasurer.

If you have a matter which  you feel the PPG should be made aware of, or you are perhaps interested in getting more involved in helping to further improve services for patients, please get in touch. Contact can be made via the PPG email

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Meeting Minutes

ALL Communicare Meeting Minutes, Reports & Surveys

Latest Communication Report April to May 2020

Latest Meeting Minutes 10th September 2019 (AGM)

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Communicare Fund Raising

The Wansford and Kings Cliffe Patient Participation Group, Communicare, use Easy Fund Raising webshop to help raise money.

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Join our PPG mailing list

If you would like to join our Patient Participation Group mailing list, please send an email request to, or contact our Practice Manager on 01780 782342.

We regard all patients as informal members but if you join mailing list your will get regular updates of group and practice activities.

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What if have something to say but don't want to be part of the group?

  • You can send us your views, or ask any questions about the PPG, by emailing them at
  • You can phone and speak to the practice manager: 01780 782342
  • You can write to the practice manager at the surgery.