Patient reference group

The Patient Reference Group is a bi-monthly meeting where patients from practices in South Tyneside meet to find out about the work of the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).  Patients also have the opportunity to influence the work of the CCG by discussing and giving their opinions and views about plans and progress.  One of the aims of the group is that members will take the information they have gained from the meetings back to patient forums in their own practices to share and discuss.

Two members of the group are also patient representatives on the CCG’s Cancer Locality Group, ensuring a patient perspective is always considered by the group.  The Cancer Locality Group meets bi-monthly.

Six members of the group have formed a sub-group working on Palliative and End of Life Care.  The group will provide public and patient perspectives on the various workstreams – Identifying the Palliative Care Patient, My Palliative Care and The Last Days of Life.  The group will meet bi-monthly with the End of Life Care Facilitator and the Continuous Improvement Facilitator from the programme.

If you would like to be involved ask your practice manager if your practice has a representative on the group.  If you would like to find out more about the Group please contact Jane Leighton on 0191 2831903 or email

Agenda and Presentations


Patient reference group dates 2021

PRG Meeting notes 8 April 2021

PRG Meeting notes 10 June 2021

PRG Meeting notes 12 August 2021

PRG Meeting notes 6 October 2021


Patient Reference Group dates 2020

6 February

PRG Agenda – 6 February



PRG dates 2019

5 December

PRG Agenda – 5 December 2019

CONFIRMED PRG Mins – 5 Dec 19_RD

191205 Patient Reference Group – LTCs

Report of the Cancer Locality Group Meeting – 07.11.2019

South Tyneside CCG Care Home Team presentation (1)

3 October

PRG Agenda 3 October 2019

CONFIRMED PRG Mins – 3 Oct 19_RD

ST Lifecycle IAPT Service Presentation

Palliative Care_EoL Update

1 August

PRG Agenda 1 August 2019

CONFIRMED – PRG Mins 1 Aug 19

Finance update_PRG

6 June


PRG Mins 6 June 19

NEAS PRG June 2019

PRG Cancer Update June 2019

4 April

PRG Agenda 4 April 2019

PRG Mins 4 April 19

PTE Phase Two – Core briefing presentation – PRG April 2019

Pharmacy Update PRG April 19

7 February

PRG Agenda 7 February 2019

PRG Mins 7 Feb 19



6 December

PRG Agenda 6 December 2018

PRG Minutes 6 Dec 18

Equality Objectives Action Plan 2016-18

Draft Equality Objectives Action Plan 2019-20

NHS South Tyneside CCG – Equality Objectives and Action Plan Summary – Patient Reference Group

4 October

PRG Agenda 4 October 18

PRG Mins 4 October 18

STP ICS and ICP PRG 4 Oct 18

2 August

PRG Agenda 2 August 18

PRG Mins 2 August 18

Merger update August 18

Practice Pharmacy Team August 18

7 June

PRG Agenda 7 June 18

PRG Mins 7 June 18

Winter and UCH PRG June 2018

Palliative and End of Life Care Alliance_Patient reference Sub Group 070618

5 April

PRG Agenda 5 April 18

PRG Mins 5 April 18

P2E Equality work with VCS partners for ST HealthNet

ST Palliative and End of Life Care ‘plan on a page’ – March 2018

1 February

Primary Care Strategy and BOS

Health and Wellbeing and Reducing Early Deaths

PRG Agenda 8 February 18

PRG Mins 8 Feb 18

2016 and 2017

If you would like to join the group please contact your GP practice manager or contact Helen Ruffell, Operations Manager: / tel: 0191 283 1903.