Important - Parkwood Surgery will be partly closed on 3rd April 2023 from 08:30 to 14:30 and will re-open at 14:30. Please Dial 111 for urgent medical needs or 999 for emergencies.
Parkwood Drive, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 2LD
Telephone: 01442 250 117
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The Friends of Parkwood Surgery, FPS, has been our Patient Group for more than 12 years, supporting patients and representing your views when working with the practice to help influence and deliver improvements.
The FPS committee consists of patients who volunteer their time to represent your views, requirements and feedback to the practice about the services provided to you, and how they can be made more effective and more aligned to your needs.
We receive a lot of very positive feedback about the work that FPS does: both the Committee and the Practice are keen to reach as many Parkwood patients as possible. To do this, the FPS Committee has decided to implement a new membership policy, which the Practice fully supports.
What does this mean for me?
You will no longer need to complete an annual membership form, all patients will automatically be members of FPS and receive our communications.
If you are happy to receive FPS communications, no action is required: we will automatically enrol you on the date specified above.
If you would prefer not to receive FPS communications, you can opt out by contacting the surgery via our website – https://parkwoodsurgery.nhs.uk/
For more information about the Friends of Parkwood Surgery, please see their new FPS website www.friendsofparkwoodsurgery.com where you can also find details of how you can get in contact and help to shape how the committee represents and supports you.
The Friends of Parkwood Surgery, or FPS, is a Patient Participation Group: we are patients of Parkwood Drive Surgery who volunteer our time to share your views with the Practice, with the aim of improving the services provided to you.
The FPS Committee works with the Practice, providing the patient perspective and working together on initiatives to improve all areas of care delivered by the Partners and staff at the surgery for the benefit of all its patients.
FPS is part of a national association of Patient Participation Groups, supported by Government, encouraging your participation in your healthcare at grass roots level by engaging with the FPS to provide views, feedback and suggestions for improvements and changes to the Practice and the healthcare provided.
Friends of Parkwood Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please have a look at our Guide to the surgery booklet: FPS A Guide to Parkwood Surgery Booklet
We represent the patient perspective, representing you in discussions with the Practice about how services might be improved.
The purpose of FPS is:-
Please note that the FPS are not able to assist with complaints. The practice has a separate, defined complaints procedure if required.
The FPS Committee has defined Terms of Reference which you can read here.
The Friends of Parkwood Surgery aims to represent all its patients: please support us by joining FPS and supporting our events and initiatives.
This is your Patient Participation Group. There are over 17,000 patients in this Practice but for FPS to make a difference we need input from you in the form of ideas, feedback and volunteers even if it’s just to help with tea and coffee. Together we can make a significant and positive difference to the benefit of the Practice and all its members.
We try to arrange a number of health talks each year, with the aim of making information more widely available, helping you to make more informed choice and giving you the opportunity to ask questions of the experts.
Usually on specific Tuesdays at 19:30 they are well attended but we’re happy to review dates and times if there is the demand to support a different schedule.
Over the years we have raised funds towards various items including:
Fund raising is achieved in two ways:
Please support FPS – your donations enable us to fund FPS initiatives such as our health talks and to purchase items that will either improve your experience at the surgery or enable the use of much needed equipment at the Practice that may well benefit you, and which the Practice is otherwise unable to provide.
FPS doesn’t just raise money to help buy important equipment: we also look for ways to help you stay healthy, active and independent. To this end, we have established a “First Steps” health walk designed for those who perhaps don’t walk, can’t walk very far, or are recovering from an illness or surgery.
These walks are a gentle stroll around the local park, with trained leaders to ensure you are safe and looked after. Fancy joining us? You do not have to book onto this so please just turn up. Due to the success of our pilot this year, Herts Health Walks has adopted First Steps as a permanent fixture!
Please have a look at our website: https://friendsofparkwoodsurgery.com/