Friends of Langport Surgery (FoLS) is a member of the national association of patient participation groups.

What is a Patient Participation Group?

As a patient of Langport Surgery you can have a view on the things that matter in your health service.  Langport Surgery’s patient participation group is a selection of patients and practice staff who meet at regular intervals to decide ways of making a positive contribution to the services and facilities offered by the practice to the patients. They provide a voice for patient feedback, raise awareness on issues that affect the surgery and its patients, promote patient health education and fundraise for materials/events that benefit the patients of Langport Surgery. Examples of these are the men’s health drop in evening, patient resuscitation educational session, the automated surgery doors and monthly magazine subscription for the waiting room. Most recently they purchased the new Carers and Community Board in the waiting room and a new wheelchair for use by patients when visiting the surgery. 

The aims of this group are:

  • to give practice staff and patients the opportunity to discuss topics of mutual interest in their practice
  • to provide the means for patients to make suggestions about the practice and their own healthcare
  • to encourage health education activities within the practice
  • to develop self-help projects to meet the needs of fellow patients
  • to act as a representative group that can be called on to influence the local provision of health and social care

The objectives of this group are to provide:

  • feedback from patients
    eg appointments, consultation times, need for noticeboards etc
  • health promotion days
    eg diabetes, first aid training etc
  • voluntary activities
    eg providing transport, establishing carers’ groups
  • fund-raising
    eg for equipment such as wheelchairs, refreshment machine
  • information by way of newsletters, practice leaflets etc

See the FoLS Constitution

If you would like to be part of this group please contact the practice to register your interest.

More information about Patient Participation Groups can be found on The National Association for Patient Participation website.


Virtual Patient Participation Group

Would you like to have your say about the services provided at Langport Surgery but don't have the time to come to our meetings?  Then you may like to join our Virtual Patient Participation Group and help us shape the future. 

See more information about the Virtual Patient Participation Group.


FoLS Lucky Numbers Club

The FoLS propose a monthly Lucky Numbers Club to provide a regular income to continue this important work as well as the chance to win cash prizes every month. This would be an annual subscription of £12.00 representing 12 monthly payments of £1.00 for one entry in the monthly draw. There will be no maximum so you can either have one entry or as many as you like.

Would you be interested in taking part in the proposed monthly Lucky Number Club? See the application form and rules or collect one from the waiting room. Once we have your completed form you will be contacted by a member of the FoLS

Lucky Numbers Draws

Month 1st 2nd 3rd
February 2020 70 134 92
January 2020 190 200 60
December 2019 83 190 132
November 2019 95 70 83
October 2019 17 31 88
September 2019 168 14 184
August 2019 25 96 89
July 2019 7 188 60
June 2019 82 159 83
May 2019  207 112 13
April 2019 131 132 201
March 2019  161 21 153
February 2019 104 94 146


Friends of Langport Surgery (FoLS) Minutes

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November 2018
Annual General Meeting November 2018
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