CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU to the SAMC team - open every day during the recent snow and ice! +++ HELP us ALL have a HAPPY EASTER: order your prescriptions early over the Easter period as we are closed on Friday MARCH 30 reopening on Tuesday APRIL 3. +++ APPOINTMENTS MISSED could mean being removed from our patients list - see revised policy on Appointments page. +++ See our new Self-Health corner at SAMC - check your height, weight, and blood pressure confidentially and get advice if necessary. + see latest news from KCC on the medical centre at the Southborough Hub.

Patient Participation Group (PPG)

Our PPG was formed in September 2011 and is an independent body which acts as an interface between the patients and the Practice. In addition to its members, two of the GP Partners, the Practice Manager and Medical Secretary form part of the group.

The aims of the PPG are to:
  1. Assist the practice to serve the community in the most effective way
  2. Encourage a greater commitment to community health
  3. Have an increased awareness to patients' needs
  4. Increase knowledge of local services
  5. Improve the patient experience

Join the PPG
The PPG is drawn from across our patient list. New members are always welcome, please email

Confidentiality of course prevents the PPG's involvement with issues that relate to specific patients. These are best discussed with your GP or the Practice Manager.

The PPG committee communicates with our patients via this website, quarterly newsletter and the information screen in the waiting room.

Please contact the PPG using the email address above if you have any comments or issues which you think the PPG should consider.

Minutes of PPG meetings
Patient Group Year End Reports
Patient Questionnaires
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