Friends of Park Surgery
The Friends of Park Surgery (FOPS) serves a dual purpose:-
- We act as the Committee for the Patient Participation Group for the Park Surgery Practice and represent the interests of the patients as a group concerning the running of the practice. Every patient registered with the Practice is automatically a member of the Patient Participation Group. On the following pages you will find our Newsletters and the results of previous patient surveys.
- As a registered charity, we raise funds to help provide equipment and services in support of the patients. Since 2006 over £50,000 has been raised. Purchases include ECG machines, chairs for waiting room, pulse oximeter, defibrilator, BP machines, and a dermascope.
- Every GP Practice in England and Wales has to have a Patient Participation Group (PPG). The NHS has produced this leaflet seen below explaining Patient Participation Group. For Park Surgery, our Patient Participation Group is called: Friends of Park Surgery.
NHS leaflet for Patient Participation Groups
In order for us to share information with you, you will need to register your interest with FOPS separately from the Practice. Please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or ask at Reception and they will pass your details to us.
To support our charitable activities, we ask that members make a regular donation to our fund raising activity. Whilst there is no minimum, we hope members will feel able to set up a Standing Order for £10 once a year. We can provide a Standing Order Mandate to facilitate payments. Cash or cheque is equally welcome.
It is possible for us to make a Gift Aid claim from HM Revenue and Customs in respect of your donation, provided you are a UK Tax Payer. This increases every pound you donate by 25p. If you are happy to donate with Gift Aid we will supply a Gift Aid Form or you to complete.
The Friends also has a 100 Club to help raise funds. Over the last 11 years, the 100 Club has raised over £5,000 to support the work of FOPS, and has helped the Friends purchase equipment for the Surgery.
By participating in the 100 Club you will have a chance of winning £250 in each quarterly draw. The 100 Club is open to all members of the Friends, with an annual subscription of £20. Please contact us if you would like more information.
New Data Protection Regulations
In order to comply with new data protection regulation being introduced in 2018, we need explicit consent to contact members. The following Privacy Statement sets out our approach to keeping your information private. FOPS is not allowed to use information from your patient record with the Practice.
The Friends of Park Surgery take your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information to administer your membership and to provide information to you have agreed to receive from us. You will need to consent to being contacted.