Patient Group (PG)

Patient Group

Welcome from the Woodlands’ Patient Group Chair, Flavia Leslie

Every registered patient of the Woodlands’ Practice is entitled to belong to its Patient Group (PG). Our message is: “Patients and Practice, working in Partnership.” We exist to help improve services for patients.

The PG has been running for 16 years and has a close relationship with the Practice Partners and Management, which we highly value. The Patient Group committee meeting every 6 to 8 weeks with the Practice to discuss patient services and practice workload.

We have suspended previous activities which included patient meetings due to the pandemic.  We are currently reviewing ways to communicate better with our patients.


PG Meeting Minutes

Should you wish to access older meeting minutes please send us a request using our secure online contact form.


Patient Group Committee Members:

  • Lay members: Flavia Leslie (Chair), Wendy Price (Vice-Chair), Ian Paton (Secretary), Barbara Capps (Assistant Secretary) Sam Buckley (Treasurer) Stewart Lily, Dermot Paddon, Gaynor Thomas, Mary Harrison, Patricia Bartlett, Kevin Fitzgerald  and Catherine  Watsham.
  • Practice members: Dr Lucy Wilson (Practice Partner representative) and Kathryn Hall  (Business and Clinical Services Manager)

Joining the Patient Group (PG):

If you would like to join the PG please use this online formThe PG records are run in compliance with the latest GDPR regulations. We only use them to send you relevant Practice, NHS, and Social Care information, and news of events that we are running. Your email address will never be disclosed to a third-party, without your permission. You will have no obligations, and you can ask to leave the PG record at any time.

We need more committee members

If you  are interested and would like more information please use this online form


More Information

Also, if you would like any further information including  recent information sheets or newsletters, minutes of recent meetings  and the constitution of the Patient Group please contact the Secretary


Do you need assistance with getting online to assist with your healthcare needs?

Increasingly, healthcare services can be accessed online. More than ever before, being able to order prescriptions on the NHS App, refer yourself for services such as physiotherapy and submit information to the surgery through our website, is very useful. It ensures that you can carry on accessing everything you need, even if self-isolating or minimising your contact with others.

At Woodlands, we understand that not everyone is comfortable with using online services and may not have used them before. For this reason, we have a very experienced group of volunteers who can assist you over the telephone with using healthcare apps and websites.

If you would like us to arrange assistance from a volunteer, please call reception and speak to one of our team. We will do the rest!