Patient Group

The Aims of the Patient Participation Group

The PPG is an active group of patient volunteers from Abbey Medical Group . The Groups’ key aims are to improve the patients’ experience and give them a voice in their local healthcare resourcing that improve their lifestyles and well being.

Our PPG ensures we have a direct link with those who commission our local healthcare; members of the group represent patients at events across the County, regionally and nationally; this ensures we can take our ideas to others and bring theirs’ back, to improve our patients’ choices about local healthcare, which reflects our particular community’s priorities. 

Read more about the PPG by downloading the leaflet below:

PPG Leaflet May 2020.pdf



Blidworth on the move

Blidworth on the move has evolved directly from the support the Abbey Medical Groups (AMG) Patient Participation Group (PPG) and other local benefactors in the Blidworth and Rainworth areas.

It is a service that provides transport for patients and carers across local communities that are vulnerable, have transport issues and need to get to the doctors’ surgery in Ravenshead from Blidworth or Rainworth or to the hospital.

We as a group are working alongside other local voluntary transports schemes. The difference between our scheme is that we are trying to maintain the highest PPE to protect the vulnerable.  We are most fortunate that through the support of the local family business Rainworth Fencing, they have come forward with an adapted vehicle that can take a wheelchair and has a Perspex screen to protect the driver and patients during the Covid 19 pandemic.

We want to ensure that those who are shielded, vulnerable, with special needs, elderly, sick, infirm, disabled or poor during this crisis get much needed medical treatment.  This is a unique scheme and at the present we are limited and therefore only able to support Abbey Medical Group patients living in Blidworth and Rainworth areas.

We have limited resources.

The GP Partners and team at AMG support the initiative and appreciate the added support this scheme gives patients. 

The drivers have full DBS checks and appropriate support and training

To book the transport, please contact Gilly Hagen on 07816933429 and       Blidworth on the move on 07377267643


The Abbey Medical Group PPG Members


Gilly Hagen - - 07816933429

Peter Challenger - 01623 461134

Practice Manager Rick Gooch - 01623 435247


Michelle Carr - 07930067823

Jenny Challenger - 07852907267

Mary Harris - 01623 794389

Joyce Henderson

Jackie Hewlett-Davies - 

Kath McCready - 07831225602

Margaret Marais

Chris Munton

Margaret Staples

Brenda Sharrett

Helen Tickle

Yvonne Woodhead - 07933126137


Join In

Getting Your View

The group would like to contact patients on occasion by email and/or text so that they can obtain the views of the widest group of patients possible. We would like to obtain your email address and mobile phone number to do this. Please complete the Patient Contact Form to provide your consent for this.