Welcome to the Dacorum Patients Group

We are a group of local residents working to ensure patients have a truly independent voice in healthcare. 

 A message from our Chair, Kevin Minier

I am committed to increasing the patient (resident) voice of Dacorum on health and care matters. This involves increasing communications with the public and building the role of critical friend/partner with the Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group (HVCCG) and the wider health and social care community of the Sustainability Transformation Area (Hertfordshire and West Essex), the Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) and the Dacorum Borough Council (DBC), Hertfordshire HealthWatch (HwH) and the various service providers and third sector/voluntary organisations. I am also committed to supporting the GP Surgeries through the Patient Participation Groups across Dacorum and the wider Patient Practice Group Network.

The Dacorum Patients Group (DPG) grew out of the Local Patient & Public Involvement Forums that were disbanded in 2008. Its main aim is to be an independent local group working to make the patient's voice heard.

We are committed to:

Collecting, sampling and quantifying patients' views, wishes and concerns about local NHS delivery in the Dacorum area

Presenting any findings regarding patients' views to the local NHS services

Ensuring that the patients voice is heard on all health matters

Always keeping patient needs at the heart of any discussion

Working with practice Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) as much as possible

Identifying and spreading best patient management practice between GP practices

Identifying and raising any areas of local concern

Ensuring that patient's needs are central to any healthcare decisions

Membership is free and is open to any Dacorum resident or anyone registered with a Dacorum GP. We meet monthly and our members are involved in practice PPGs, local health committees and other health working groups. We also represent patients at Herts Valleys CCG meetings and public forums.

If you care about our local health services and have the time to get involved with DPG please get in touch using our contact form.
We hope that you find this site informative and welcome any suggestions that you might have for how we can further support patients living in Dacorum.