This year, the Department of Health wants to ensure that patients are more involved in decisions about the range and quality of services provided by their GP surgery and, over time, commissioned by their practice. We have agreed to set up our very own PRG (Patient Reference Group). We need to work with as many different patients as possible and make sure that the group is a fair representation of our entire patient population. We want to seek views from our patients through the use of local practice surveys. The outcomes of the engagement and the views of our patients are to be published here on our practice website.

We hope to develop our PRG in the most appropriate way to most effectively reach the broadest cross section of our community. This could be a virtual or a face-to-face group or a combination of the two. We will strive to gain feedback from a representative cross section of our practice population. We will make every effort to engage with any underrepresented groups.

We will try to ensure that specific care groups are reflected in the representative group wherever possible. We hope set up a PRG of a reasonable size which is representative of our practice population.

We are encouraging patients to give their views about how the practice is doing. We would like to be able to find out the opinions of as many patients as possible and are asking if people would like to provide their email addresses so we can contact you by email every now and again to ask you a question or two.

Are you interested in leaving your email details?

If you could email our Practice Manager, Sue Shone at we will add your email address to a contact list.

Your contact details will only be used for this purpose and will be kept safely.