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Annandale Patient Group

The Patient Group is an active group of volunteer patients who work in partnership with the Practice to represent the wider patient population by: 

  • strengthening the relationship between patients and the Practice.
  • acting as an ‘agents of change’ to the Practice, providing a sounding-board.
  • making suggestions prompted by patients’ everyday life experiences and to be an advocate for patients’ preferences
  • offering practical help to support the Practice’s services
  • engaging in wider NHS forums, such as Potters Bar Primary Care, and wider consultative NHS committees which include the Potters Bar area
  • encouraging patient self-help and mutual support initiatives

The Patient Group role is coordinated through a Committee. The Committee meets four times a year and  includes a GP, the Practice Manager and Operations Assistant. If you would like to contact the committee with any ideas or thoughts about what, as a patient, you would like the Patient Group to address please contact the Patient Group Committee Vivien Arey on 07880 726 766 or by email [email protected]

The Practice and the Patient Group have the rights to refuse an individual wanting to join the PPG if it considers it is in the best interest of the individual or the Practice.

Please note that the Patient Group cannot become involved in matters of a specifically medical or clinical nature.

The information you supply us will be used lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. The Data Protection Act 2018 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.

PATIENT GROUP NEWSLETTERS

Please use the link below to access our newsletters.

KEEP ACTIVE

Health Walks Programme Autumn 2023

September Hertfordshire Health Walks timetables 

Hertfordshire Health Walks has released the autumn timetables for walks starting from September through to December.  There are some new walks to look out for and many continuing on from the summer so have a look to see where you might go for a walk with our volunteers next.  

More information about new timetable


Hertfordshire County Council offers more than 75 walks led by trained volunteers.  All our walks are free and are graded between 20-30 minutes (First Steps) and up to 90 minutes (Grade 4) unless otherwise stated, whilst Grade 4+ progression walks can however last up to 2 hours.
 All of these walks are friendly group walks. People interested in joining us can register online  or, if they prefer they can turn up 10-15 mins before their first walk to complete a New Walker Form. 
For more information, please call  01992 555888, between the hours of 9-11.30am and 2-3pm Monday-Friday, or email  [email protected].  

MONTHLY WEBINARS

Annandale Patient Group (APG) is committed to support the health & wellbeing of the patients of Annandale Surgery. As part of that commitment we provide patients with FREE monthly webinars on a wide range of health & wellbeing topics. The webinars are supported and endorsed by the Herts & West Essex Integrated Care Board responsible for all health and social care issues within our area.

Free Webinars

There are two monthly webinar programmes:-

• Generic Health Programs with top London Consultants

• Diabetes Webinars with local Healthcare Professionals

Each webinar is 60 minutes and structured as 30 minutes presentation and 30 minutes Q&A. It’s free.

Health Webinars

The webinars are given by top London Consultants and provide a real insight into a range of conditions. Each webinar is just one hour long with up to 50% of the time given over to an interactive Q&A session. The webinar provides real insight into how we can both prevent and manage the condition being discussed.

The best way to keep up to date with the programme is to “Follow” APG on the Eventbrite link. By following us you will receive an e-mail every time a new webinar is published. Due to the junior doctors strike these webinars have been postponed until further notice.

Upcoming topics include

  • Your Cervix
  • Hair & Scalp Disorders
  • HRT
  • Why am I Breathless?
  • Digestive Health
  • Dermatology (skin, hair and nails)
  • Bowel & Liver Cancers
  • Men’s Health Week – an MoT
  • Breast Cancer and Support

Please go on to that Eventbrite link and click “Follow” for details fo each one as they are published. To look at past webinars go to https://www.stalbanspodcast.com/category/healthmatters/webinars/

Diabetes Webinars

In addition to our general webinars, APG also support our local Diabetes Support Group as follows – https://hwedsg.co.uk/