Patient Participation Group – CHUG

The Clitheroe Health Centre User Group (CHUG) was established in 2004 and was set up jointly by the two practices based in the Health Centre (The Castle Medical Group & Pendleside Medical Practice).

The CHUG is a Patient Participaton Group (PPG), which meets quarterly and consists of patient representatives from both practices, both Practice Managers, GP representatives, nursing representation and the Health Centre Manager.

The group aims to develop a mutually beneficial relationship betwteen practice and patient by:

  • fostering improved communication between a practice and its patient community.
  • helping practice and local health services to constantly improve as they respond to the health needs of the local population
  • assisting the practice in promoting good health

No training is required to become a member of our CHUG and we always welcome new members. If you would be interested in getting involved then please contact Lorna Taylor either via phone (01200 413568) or email (

Don’t have time to attend meetings? Then ask about our Virtual Participation Group (VPG)!

For more information, please click here to read our CHUG Leaflet

The next CHUG meeting date is yet to be determined. 

CHUG Documents

CHUG Terms of Reference

CHUG Newsletters

1 – Summer 2018 CHUG Newsletter

2 – Winter 2018 CHUG Newsletter

Minutes from previous meetings:

1 – CHUG Minutes – June 2018

2 – CHUG Minutes – September 2018

3 – CHUG Minutes – November 2018

4 – CHUG Minutes – March 2019

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

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Please can we remind all patients not to contact the surgery regarding the COVID-19 or flu vaccinations for over 50’s.  We still have no further updates regarding the COVID-19 vaccine programme, nor have we been instructed to vaccinate all over 50’s who are not in the at risk category for flu.

We are still offering flu vaccinations, but only to the vulnerable and at risk groups.  If you have been invited for a flu vaccination, please give us a call to ensure you receive one.  It would be helpful if you could let us know if you do not wish to have the vaccination, this could be done through message on your Patient Access, by email or telephone.

The practice is under immense pressure, as you can imagine, so please can we ask that you do not ring the surgery with any enquiries about either of these vaccinations.  Updates will be on social media and our website.

Thank you for co-operation.