Our mission statement is  ‘Listening, learning, improving and caring’.

Our Patient Participation Groups

The Acorn Surgery Patient Participation Group (PPG) was originally established in 2007.  Within the PPG we have two established groups – the Acorn Patient Team (APT) who meet face to face on a monthly basis at the Practice and the other, known as the Patient Reference Group (PRG) - a virtual group who communicate mainly via email and whose views are sought by the Practice on a range of matters.

Membership is open to all patients registered with the Practice. The Group's aim is to break down barriers and improve communication and information sharing between patients and the surgery and to work with the staff teams as their ‘critical friend’.

Acorn Patient Team

Your APT presently consists of a group of around 10 members who are patients at this Practice. The Team works voluntarily to provide a two-way communication between patients and staff and also supports the Practice by improving services provided to patients. We have an excellent working relationship with the Practice Manager who acts as a link to the Practice partners and staff on all relevant issues related to the Surgery. We would very much welcome additional members to join us, especially patients with young families and those who represent the ethnic and cultural diversity that the Practice enjoys. If you are interested in joining the APT and feel that you can contribute in any way to our work, please come along to our next meeting, contact our Practice Manager on 01480 483100 or email  trish.hawittpalmer@nhs.net

The group meets the 3rd Monday of each month. Currently we have virtual meetings due to the pandemic. 

We are pleased to be affiliated to the National Association of Patient Participation(N.A.P.P) www.napp.org.uk

Patient Reference Group

If you are interested in becoming a member of the  

Patient Reference Group please complete our registration form – click here – or simply email the surgery at acorn.enquiries@nhs.net

 Young Patients’ Group

As the Practice has a young patient population, we are working hard to set up a group for our young patients, aged 13 to early 20s to address specific issues that young people have and to tailor our services to suit.  More information is available from our Practice Manager.

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.

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