Patient Participation Group

Friends of Parkfield Medical Centre

Please view our PPG Events page for the latest events information.

Please visit the PPG Newsletters page to view past newsletters.

Who are we?

The Friends of Parkfield Medical Centre Patient Participation Group (PPG) was formed in October 1998. We are a registered charity (No 1075710). Persons wishing to join the PPG may do so providing they are 18 or over and patients of Parkfield Medical Centre. A committee is drawn from the membership to manage the work of the group.

What do we do?

The overall aims of the PPG are to develop a positive and constructive relationship between patients and the practice, and to inform patients about health care by providing talks and discussions, by publishing newsletters and providing information about NHS initiatives. We also aim to provide items of equipment that the practice is unable to supply themselves and a comprehensive library of books on health topics.

Members of the PPG committee attend wider health forums within Hertfordshire to keep informed of changes that may affect Parkfield patients and to represent patient’s views. Members of the committee welcome feedback from patients on areas of wider concern as well as about what would enhance their experiences at the practice. A list of committee members is displayed on the PPG noticeboard in the surgery.

We have a team of volunteers who assist the surgery/patients in various ways. If you have any spare time and are interested in finding out more, please email us at

We are here to represent you so please do get in touch.

A series of free Health Talks are offered throughout the year, details available through the newsletter and on our Facebook page ( – Friends of Parkfield Medical Centre).

How can I join the PPG?

Please complete the Patient Participation Group Registration form.

Supporting the PPG

If you are able, we welcome an annual donation of £2.00 per adult or £3.00 family membership (or more, by choice). This money goes towards the provision of information, equipment, additional services for patients, and regular newsletters for distribution to members.

If you are a UK taxpayer we can use Gift Aid to recover tax on your donation and boost this by 25p for every pound you donate.