Thames Avenue Patient Participation Group (TAPPG)

Dr Fernando originally launched the group in 2006.  The group consists of 10 patients and 2 members of the surgery team who meet on a regular basis, with our Annual General Meeting normally taking place in July.

There are also 3 patient members who belong to our newly formed virtual group who keep in touch with the Practice by email.

The objectives of the group:

  • Provide strategic input and advice to the Practice from a patient’s perspective. 
  • Provide practical support to the practice. 
  • To help patients take more responsibility for their health.
  • Maintain communication between patients and the practice.

We would be very pleased to hear from anyone who is interested in joining the group, please leave your details with reception.

If you wish to raise any issues with the group please leave your contact details at reception.

  • Mr Derek Gallagher - Chair
  • Mrs Sandy Machin - Secretary 

Join our Virtual Group

Dear Patient,

patient surveyWe would like to know how we can improve our service to you and how you perceive our surgery and staff. 

To help us with this, we have set up a virtual patient representation group so that you can have your say. We will ask the members of this representative group some questions from time to time, such as what you think about our opening times or the quality of the care or service you received. We will contact you via email and keep our surveys succinct so it shouldn’t take too much of your time.

We aim to gather around a hundred patients from as broad a spectrum as possible to get a truly representative sample. We need young people, workers, retirees, people with long term conditions and people from non-British ethnic groups.

If you are happy for us to contact you occasionally by email please click the link below to open the sign-up form and complete all the fields.

complete the form Complete the Patient Group Sign-up Form Online

If you prefer, you can download the sign up form as a pdf document, print it out, complete it and return it to the practice.

download the pdf form Download the pdf version of our sign up form


We will be in touch shortly after we receive your form. Please note that no medical information or questions will be responded to.

Many thanks for your assistance

The information you supply us will be used lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to know what information is held about you and sets out rules to make sure that this information is handled properly.



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