Patient Participation Group (PPG)

Patient Participation Group Information

Patient Participation Group (PPG)

Please see below the candidates for the steering group leader and members.

Tim Richie: 

I have many years of experience in different organisations including designing and improving processes, designing and improving service delivery, developing communications strategies to maximise audience participation. I have been involved in creating several Pharmaceutical Needs Assessments (PNA's) and I am also a GDPR consultant with significant experience of data protection issues.  


Jeff Wood: 

I retired in 2009 and before that was a head of Dept. at the Bristol University Vet School in Langford. I have experience Chairing meetings. Since retiring I have helped children with Reading at Ashcombe School and I am chair of an Investment Club. I enjoy walking and am in U3A. I want the NHS to succeed, especially locally.


Jason Simms: name is Jason Simms, a local Weston resident with the motivation to better serve my community and be your candidate of choice for the PPG Lead role at Pier Health Group for Graham Road Surgery.

With over 25 years in the logistics, insurance, pharmaceutical, real estate, financial services and public health sectors, I feel confident in my ability, using my mix of knowledge, experience, skill sets and outstanding communication and leadership skills to compliment the goals and values of the Pier Health Group to successfully deliver the requirements to lead the PPG Steering Group on behalf of our wonderful community. As well as my reputation for being trustworthy, organised and dependable I offer a vision-driven approach to decision making, strategic planning, collaborative working practices and tactical implementation that I am excited to bring to the team and transform healthcare in Weston Super Mare, Worle and local villages.

Sam Graves:

I have various experience leading teams in various roles. I am currently at university finishing my FdSc in sport studies which I have well versed knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
As my time as a personal trainer I have come across many conditions such as mental health, physiology that need rehabilitating also diabetes which I can happily say I reduced i.u for my clients.

Other names that showed an interest but were unable to provide a statement are:  

Paul Davidson

John Shepherd

Gail Wilson 

Paul Morton

Lauren Barker 

Andrew Marks

Damian Masters


Click HERE to view the new Patient Participation Group (PPG) website.

Please see below the Prospectus, the presentation from the previous meeting introducing the PPG steering group and the PPG patient volunteer form needed to join the steering group.