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Heathfield Surgery, Heathfield High Street, Heathfield, TN21 8JD

The Firs Surgery, Little London Road, Cross in Hand, TN21 0LT

Tel: 01435 864 999

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As a patient of Heathfield and the Firs Surgery you may have a view on the things that matter in your local health service.  Our Surgery’s Patient Participation Group (PPG) is a selection of patients and practice staff who meet at regular intervals to decide ways to make a positive contribution to the services and facilities offered by the Practice.

If you would like to be part of the patient participation group, please phone and let the receptionist know your details or drop in a note with your details and your wish to be part of the PPG, so we can share these with the members of the PPG.

Members of the PPG at our meeting on the 12th November 2021

Members of our PPG who kindly helped out at our COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic before Christmas 2021

Members of the Surgery Staff and the PPG at the Heathfield Parish Assembly - 4th April 2022

The purpose of our Patient Participation Group

To provide a means for patients to make positive suggestions about the Practice and their own healthcare.

To encourage health education activities within the Practice.

To develop self-help projects to meet the needs of fellow patients.

To help surgery staff man flu clinics, health promotion displays, etc.

To act as a representative group that can be called upon to influence the local provision of Health and Social Care in our area.

Since it was founded in 2010 the Heathfield Patient Participation Group has produced Newsletters, conducted surveys and encouraged changes in the Practice in response to patient concerns.

Minutes from previous PPG meetings can be found here:

12 November 2021

21 February 2022

23 May 2022

12 September 2022

21 November 2022