Welcome to the Friends of Avisford Patient Participation Group Website

The Friends of Avisford Medical Group is a registered Charity (No.1074882) which is overseen by an elected Management Committee.

Our main objectives are:-

  • To represent the views and concerns of patients both within the Group and more widely.
  • To advance the education of the public in health care by providing lectures, forums and other educational activities and the publication of a newsletter devoted to health care.
  • To relieve suffering by the provision of funds for the purchase of medical and other equipment and services for Avisford Medical Group and the community, not normally provided by the local health Authority.
  • To engage in activities, which further the other objectives and contribute to the health and well being of Avisford Medical Group patients and the wider community.

All patients registered at Avisford Medical Group (Middleton-on-Sea and Yapton) are automatically entitled to be members of this Patient Participation Group. There is no charge and you will receive a regular newsletter electronically (when you provide the surgery with your email address). Paper copies are always available for collection in the surgeries and (if you provide us with your address) can be delivered to your door. This will ensure that you are kept informed of the most up to date changes that are taking place at both surgeries and of any forthcoming health talks that may be of interest to you. We will also keep you up to date on the latest equipment purchases that we have made on your behalf and any fundraising events we are planning to hold.

The committee hold an annual Grand Draw towards the end of the year to raise funds in addition to the ever-popular book sales. Please help if you can by donating prizes or buying tickets and donating and buying the books displayed in the waiting areas.

Above all the committee is there to represent your views and concerns about the service being provided by the surgeries and as such we welcome your suggestions and comments. Please contact us on our direct email address avisford.friends@gmail.com

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is usually held in June and we are represented nationally by the National Association of Patient Participation (NAPP).