Meetings and events

We hold a number of regular events and patient groups. There is also the opportunity to attend CCG meetings throughout the year.

These meetings are a space where our communities can share their experiences of services or services for a group of people e.g. mental health services.

The below are the different groups you can be involved with and have your say.

Patient Participation Group (PPG)

Patient Participation Groups (PPG) meetings are a chance for you to hear about our commissioning plans, current CCG work/ projects and service developments in Islington. PPG’s give you the opportunity to share your views on commissioning plans and share your experiences of NHS services. 

The meetings are held twice a year usually around June and November time. The summer meeting usually takes place during the evening and the winter meeting tends to take place during the day time. Refreshments are always provided. 

The groups are managed and organised by HealthWatch Islington, with support from the Manor Gardens partnership and EveryVoice. Manor Gardens partnership and EveryVoice run smaller community meetings and focus groups to speak with people who do not always have their voice heard.

For information about up and coming and past meetings, or for information about how you can get involved, please visit the Healthwatch website or call Emma or Jeni on 020 7832 5814.


Patient stories at our Governing Body seminars

We present patient stories at all our Governing Body seminars so our senior team can hear the first-hand experiences of our patients and communities.

The stories paint a picture of patient experience, local services and how they reflect on our communities. They also provide an opportunity for patients, public and community to attend the meetings and speak with the leaders of our organisation.

Past presentations have been from individuals, group community projects and organisations.

If you have a patient story you would like to share, please email

Islington Borough Users Group

IBUG is a group of people who use or have used mental health services. They come together to monitor the running of mental health services in Islington. There are a range of ways you can get involved including attending monthly meetings, working with acute providers to improve services or simply just joining up to receive online information and surveys.

To find out more or join visit their website.

IBUG youth support group

iBUG runs a peer support group for young people with mental health problems. Groups are held on the second Wednesday of every month, from 7.00pm-8:30pm. Attendance is completely free and refreshments are provided.

The group is friendly and you can drop into a meeting or you can attend every month - why not drop in and meet everyone?

Location: 2 Shelburne Road, London, N7 6DL

You can access additional information on youth support group page of their website, by emailing or phone 0207 561 4140 for more details.

Voice for Change service user group

A Voice for Change is a service user involvement group for improving care for the last years of life.
Are you a patient, carer, relative or friend affected by a life-limiting illness? Would you like to share your experiences of last years of life care to inform, improve and develop current and future services? If so, please come and join our group.
If you are not able to join the group but would still like to share your experiences and views, please get in touch.
To find out more, have any questions or would like further information please contact: Rachael Yearwood, Live Well Information and Support Team Manager at St Joseph’s Hospice by phone  020 8525 3130 or email

Community members

Islington CCG involves local residents at every level of decision-making. One way local people can get involved is by sitting on committees and working groups, ensuring patients are involved in decision-making at a high level. Known as community members, they attend and contribute to formal CCG meetings, reading the meeting papers and bringing their perspective as a patient to discussions.

We're currently recruiting new members. Find our more about our vacancies.

Third Sector forum

We hold a Third Sector forum for the voluntary, community and social enterprises sector. This is for any community organisation to attend that works with clients in Islington.

It’s a place where we can hear the ground feedback from local organisations on struggles they face with their clients. We also share our plans to help organisations have a deeper understanding of the key priorities, ensure there is open communication between us and highlight opportunities for working together.

Please email if you would like to join the invite list for the forum.

Further information

If you would like more information on any of the groups listed you can also get in touch with us by emailing

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