Patient Group

The Patient Participation Group (PPG) was set up in December 2011 with the aim of enhancing communication between patients and the practice. The PPG meets monthly with the practice manager and discusses the performance of the practice and the development of the practice. The PPG is run by patients and gives our patients the opportunity to help with development of the practice, and influence changes and improvements to the practice.

View our Meeting Minutes.

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Join the Patient Group

All patients are members of the PPG but if you would like to take an active role then please complete our form.

What we stand for

The Patient Participation Group is designed to help patients and practice staff to better understand each other and the workings of our own Medical Practice and for the purpose of carrying out the objectives set out in the mission statement.

How we are set up

The group meets monthly, alternately, at The Knebworth Surgery and The Marymead Surgery. Membership is open to all patients of The Knebworth and Marymead Medical Practice over the age of 18, is voluntary, but does not confer any prior claims on the practice or any right to preferential treatment. Membership of the group will automatically cease in the event of a member leaving the area.

The group is run by, currently five Officers, of equal standing, but can continue on a minimum of two to a maximum of six. Any member of the group with a specific idea or request can offer it to the Officers and then if acceptable will be invited to Officer meetings to discuss the idea further and then form a task force with other members to pursue the matter.

The Parish Magazine focuses on the PPG

Find out more in the Parish Magazine December 2020 edition (PDF)

Future Meeting Dates and Venues for 2020

Time: 7pm to 8pm

  • November 17th
  • December 15th

Venues for the meetings to be confirmed.



Question Time – Mark Edwards from the Clinical Commissioning Group, which oversees our hospitals and surgeries, took questions on a wide range of topics from PPG members.