Friends of Henfield Medical Practice

The Aims of the Patient Group

Registered Charity Number: 1140280

The Friends of Henfield Medical practice Trust is a patient participation group, originally set up in 1995 by patients for patients. There is no membership - it is open to anyone who is registered with the Henfield practice, either at Henfield or at the Woodlawn Surgery in Partridge Green, all of whom are welcome to participate in any activities of the Friends.


The main aim of the Friends is to act as a link between the practice, patients and the community, and to advance the education of health care by the provision of talks / lectures and other educational activities.

The Friends also aim to raise funds and accept donations for the purchase and maintenance of medical and other equipment, machinery and facilities for the benefit of the communities served by the practice

Contact Friends

To contact the friends by email:

Please do contact them if you have any questions or would like more information about the Friends.

They particularly welcome any suggestions of topics that you would like to see covered in one of their occasional talks.

Please do also contact them if you are interested in joining the committee of the Friends and / or you are able to assist at one of the Friends events.

Please also let us know if you are considering making a donation to the Friends of Henfield Medical Practice Trust. All donations received and funds raised are used to provide equipment and services at the Medical Centre specifically for the benefit of patients.

They are registered charity and can claim back under the Gift Aid scheme the tax paid on all such personal donations ( provided of course that you pay some tax ). Please contact Peter J Bats, Chairman of the Friends and he will happily let you have an appropriate Gift Aid form, as the amount they are able to claim is significant.

Peter J Bates, Chairman of the Friends

Telephone 01273 493172, or write to

Carselands, Woodmancote, Henfield BN5 9SS


Peter Bates  Chairman: Carselands, Woodmancote BN5 9SS
Tel. 01273 493172; email.  

Ann Ellson - Vice-Chairman and Education Talks Organiser
Jackie Bates - Secretary
Patrick Field - Treasurer
Jennie Ochoa - (also Honorary Member)
Sue Rickard
Pippa Davies

Non-Trustee Committee Members and Attendees

Moira Parrot - Between Friends Newsletter editor
Doreen Webster - Minutes Secretary
Penny Jellis
Steve Davies
Lisa Ross-Talbot
Graham Jenner - On-line website editor

Practice Representatives

Morven Banks - Practice Manager 

Honorary Members

Barbara Wilkins - President
Rachel and Don Warner
Val Creek
Pam Vincent
Jennie Ochoa
Wendy Parker

Join Our Group

We would like to know how we can improve our service to you and how you perceive our surgery and staff. 

To help us with this, we run a virtual patient representation group so that you can have your say. We ask the members of this representative group some questions from time to time, such as what you think about our opening times or the quality of the care or service you received. We will contact you via email and keep our surveys succinct so it shouldn’t take too much of your time.

We aim to gather from as broad a spectrum as possible to get a truly representative sample. We need young people, workers, retirees, people with long term conditions and people from non-British ethnic groups.

If you are happy for us to contact you occasionally by email please click the link on the image opposite to open the sign-up form and complete all the fields.