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


Message to our patients – update on the COVID-19 booster programme.

The NHS and its partners are working extremely hard to roll out the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme to our communities.
All adults are eligible from Monday 13 December, and you will be able to book via the National Booking System from Wednesday 15 December.

Please do not contact the practice over any vaccination queries or try to book through the practice as this will stop patients with medical conditions being able to get through.

You can book your booster for 3 months from the date of second vaccine, and you can access the National Booking System to book the appointment from 2 months.

We are working at pace to increase the availability of appointments so that there are plenty of options for people on the National Booking System. Some local vaccination services will also contact patients directly.

New appointments are being added every day across our vaccination services. Further availability will come online from Wednesday 15 December.

We will be working with all our sites to take further steps to increase what they can offer again, including opening later and on more days.
All these appointments will be added to the National Booking System. We encourage everyone who is aged 18 and over, is yet to have their booster and who is approaching 3 months from your second vaccine to use the National Booking System to arrange your appointment when you are able to do so.

In terms of any planned appointments with The Castle Medical Group, there are no changes at the current time, and everyone should attend your planned appointments as normal. If we need to make any changes, we will contact you directly.

See more about the vaccination programme or to book:

Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS

Or call 119.