Chair’s introduction

I am committed to developing the patient and carer (resident) voice of Dacorum on health and social care matters. This involves increasing communications with the public by supporting the GP Surgeries across Dacorum through the Patient Participation Groups, the Primary Care Networks and the wider Patient Practice Group Network, and building the role of critical friend/partner with the wider health and social care community of the Sustainability & Transformation Partnership Area of Hertfordshire and west Essex.

The Dacorum Patients Group (DPG) is an independent group of local volunteers which grew out of the Local Patient & Public Involvement Forums that were disbanded in 2008.

Membership is free and is open to any Dacorum resident or anyone registered with a Dacorum GP. We meet at least 5 times a year and our members are involved in GP practice Patient Participation Groups (PPGs), local health and social care committees and other working groups. We also represent patients and carers at Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group meetings and public forums. If you care about your local health services and have the time to get involved with DPG please get in touch by contacting us.

We hope that you find this site informative and welcome any suggestions that you might have for how we can further support patients and carers living in Dacorum.

Kevin Minier