FRIENDS OF THE SURGERY
In 1994, Dr Watson & Nurse Sandra Pugh founded the FRIENDS of the Surgery. Their aim was to enable the purchase of amenities for the patients’ benefit, which could not be provided by the NHS. These amenities are usually requested by members of staff; via the Practice Manager. Over the ensuing 25 years many such ‘extras’ have been funded or part-funded. They include automatic doors; air control in the main waiting room; a new phlebotomy chair, ECG machine, Audio booth & necessary equipment, sign-in machine, home-use blood-pressure monitors, dopplers, a medical couch, and an intranet TV screen in both waiting areas. The purchase currently in hand is the instalment of an automatic door to the main waiting room.
There is no Joining routine and, therefore no subscriptions. All adult patients (over 16 years of age) are automatically included as “Friends”.
Originally fund-raising events and careful management of a legacy covered the cost of these amenities, but we now need to replenish our funds.
Therefore, January 2020 will see the launch a 100 CLUB which we hope will return a steady yearly income and we urge staff and patients to support this Club so that the good work can continue.
Over the next couple of months there will be more information about the 100 CLUB on the intranet TVs, on the Friends’ noticeboard in the waiting room, and in village magazines.
From the beginning of October explanatory leaflets containing an application form will be available in the waiting areas and from the four external repeat Prescription venues The closing date for participation will be 30th November 2019.
Current Committee members: Chairman: Tony Hurll 01732 780923 Hon. Secretary: Chris Hurll 07518044486 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hon Treasurer: Jane Ardley email@example.com (until 31st December 2019)
Hon Treasurer: John Turner firstname.lastname@example.org (with effect from 1st January 2020)
Treasurer: Jane Ardley email@example.com
Updated September 2019