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

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Updates

Click the links below for useful information

We are aware of letters being sent out by NHS England with an invite to have your COVID vaccination at Blackburn Cathedral.
If you do not wish to take up this offer for any reason, please wait for our phone call to invite you to book an appointment here at the health centre.
At the moment we have no timescale, but please be aware we will contact you with an appointment as soon as we possibly can.
Please could we remind all patients not to contact the surgery regarding the COVID vaccination.
We are in the process of contacting patients in the following order of group priority:
  • all those 80 years of age and over
  • all those 75 years of age and over
  • all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
  • all those 65 years of age and over
  • all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
  • all those 60 years of age and over
  • all those 55 years of age and over
  • all those 50 years of age and over
This is a staggered process, so please can we ask again that you wait to be contacted.
Thank you for your co-operation.