Patient Participation Group

The Friends of Abington Park Surgery

The Friends of Abington Park Surgery is a Patient Participation Group which for many years has provided a vital link between our patients and the Practice staff. Over the years, the Friends have been involved in a wide variety of activities ranging from raising funds for additional or better equipment to being on hand in the Surgery to help with clinics. Probably their most important role is to contribute to the running of the Practice through the forum of their meetings. These are held around every six weeks or so in the Surgery.

Registered patients are welcome to join the group and we are always looking for new members to carry out a range of activities. So if you feel you could spare some of your time, and have an interest in improving how your Surgery works, please ring the Surgery on 01604 640396 and ask to speak to Lisa McKenzie, Practice Manager.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Patient Particiation Group?

It is a group of patients who volunteer to get involved in making sure that the surgery is providing the services that its patients need.

What is the purpose of me joining this group?

We want to ensure that the people who use our services are able to have their say. Your opinion matters to us. The people who use the services are the best people to tell us what works & what improvements we could make.

How & when are you likely to contact me?

We can communicate with you in different ways to suit you - email, telephone or post.  We will only contact people occasionally & the feedback we ask you will only take up a few moments of your time.  

Will my doctor see this information?

We only want to contact you to ask questions about the surgery, how well we are doing & to ask about patient focused changes we are planning.  If your doctor is responsible for making some of the planned changes they may see general feedback from patients.

Will the questions be medical or personal?

We will only ask questions relating to the practice & the services we provide.

Who else will be able to access my contact details?

As always, all information you provide to us will be kept safe & secure and will not be shared with anyone else.

What if I sign up & leave my contact details but then decide I no longer wish to be involved?

If at any time you change your mind & no longer wish to be involved, let us know in writing & we will remove your contact details from our list.