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Our Patient Participation Group [PPG]

NAPP_Logo_v1.jpgThe overall aim of our group [PPG] is to develop a positive and constructive relationship between patients, the practice and the community it serves, ensuring the practice remains accountable and responsive to all its patients needs.


Our group is affiliated to The National Association for Patient Participation 



pdf Download presentation on benefits of a PPG


Our PPG have named themselves FOSH Firends of Somerton House, they have thirteen members, mainly made up of patients, they will help the Surgery with completion of questionnaires, fund raising, petitions (when necessary) and generally be a point of contact for patients and always welcome new members.

Mission Statement

Liaison in the Community

Aims and Objectives

  • Link between surgery and patient
  • Influence surgery provision
  • A listening ear
  • Promote Health Education

Members are:-

Mrs V Henfield        01761 414341   Chairperson   

Ms M Short             01761 416022   Vice Chair                       

Mrs S Norris           01761 412141   Treasurer     

Mrs S. Ashman       01761 410482   Secretary   

Dr L Heywood         01761 412141   Participating GP 

Mrs M Orme           01761 412141   Surgery member

Mr N. Ashman        01761 410482   Patient member

Mrs J. Millard         01761 414559   Patient member

Dr J. Chivers          01761 415402   Patient member

Ms E. Nash           01761 415816   Patient member

If you have any suggestions or need to speak to someone other than a doctor or member of staff at the surgery, regarding a matter which is not clinical, please feel free to contact one of the members above. Also, if you feel you would like to become involved in F.O.S.H. please ring Mrs A. Purnell on 01761-419255





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