Patient Participation Group

Midway Surgery is setting up a Patient Participation Group.

Are you interested in finding out more about the Practice? Would you like to influence the development of local health services? If so we want to hear from you, so please read the attached leaflet and sign up via the PPG link.

Non-urgent advice: NHS Volunteering Opportunities


Start your journey to become an NHS volunteer. Discover the many ways you can have an impact on the experiences of patients, their families and medical staff.

NHS England has launched a website allowing people to find and apply for health-related volunteering opportunities in their area. This single ‘front door’ to volunteering across healthcare makes it easier for people to learn about volunteering, give their time and enjoy the benefits volunteering provides.
It’s free and easy to use, designed to high accessibility standards and shaped by extensive user research. Applying for roles takes only a few minutes.

  • Provide companionship and a warm welcome

  • Assist with admin tasks

  • Support the delivery of clinical care

These are just a few of the areas you can contribute in and help the NHS.

Please visit the NHS Volunteering website to find out more!

Non-urgent advice: Support Improvement in care in local hospitals

NHS Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care Board (ICB) are seeking your support in identifying people who have been a patient at Watford General Hospital, St Albans Hospital or Hemel Hempstead Hospital who would be willing to work with them to support improvements in the care our patients receive here at West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

NHS Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care Board (ICB) have identified key priority areas that will focused on in their improvement work for the year ahead; two of these priority areas are falls and pressure ulcers (bed sores).

NHS Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care Board (ICB) are committed to this improvement work however it would be even better if the ICB could work with patients who have experienced care in our hospitals and have had a fall or a pressure ulcer whilst an inpatient with us.

NHS Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care Board (ICB) are reaching out to their wider network in the community requesting that patients who meet these criteria contact them for an initial conversation.

Contacted the ICB via email at


Patient Participation Group Quarterly Newsletter - Spring 2024

It is still cold and wet out there but Winter is just about done.

After a long hybernation we are back with a spring edition of the newsletter.

In this edition:

  • Long Covid – A patient’s perspective
  • Measles Campaign
  • All In A Day’s Work
  • Frequently asked questions
  • One step at a time
  • Have your say

Click to read and/or download a copy of the newsletter.

Patient Participation Group Meeting on 6th February 2024 - Minutes

Thanks to everyon who attended the meeting.

For the meeting's minutes, please click here.