Welcome to the Patient Group!
Who can be a member?
Membership is open to all registered patients
How much does it cost?
How do I become a member?
Complete one of the application forms below, either online, or by printing the pdf or word form, and posting it to the surgery. It will then be forwarded to the Patient Group:
PG Online Application form
PG Application Info and Form
Or ask one of the Receptionists for an application form.
What does the Group do?
We represent the patient body, keeping the practice informed of our members’ concerns, and keep in touch with members by email or post, circulating information about the practice and developments in the NHS at the regional and national level.
We support the practice too e.g. by helping to compile and analyse surveys, by editing and producing the practice’s termly newsletters, and by organising the PG’s activities.
We are affiliated to the National Association of Patient Participation Groups, which works in close association with the Royal College of General Practitioners.
How often does the PG meet?
Four or five times a year
Where and when does it meet?
At the Surgery, Huntingdon Road, currently on Wednesday evenings 18.30 - 20.00.
Who decides what we do?
We have a Committee (currently five members), who meet most months to take up members’ issues and plan themes for the full PG meetings.
More members welcome!
From left to right David Faulkner (Chair), Vanessa Connolly, Jackie Grimshaw, Robert Sanders and Yvonne Higgons, with Dr Peter Connan
What if I can’t get to meetings?
We’ll keep in touch, usually by email.
What if I don’t have email?
We’ll post information to you
Enquiries sent through the contact form within this section of the website, are dealt with by the Patient Group - these do not get sent to the Practice directly.