Patient Participation Group

Friends of Stow Surgery

With people moving into and out of the area, the turnover of patients at the surgery is up to 400 a year, we thought it would be helpful to remind all patients:

Who we are and what we do

The Friends of Stow Surgery is a charity set up in 2000. All patients are automatically members of the Charity. It is run by a committee elected at the Annual General Meeting. The object of the Charity is “…the provision of equipment and services for the benefit of the patients of Stow Surgery not provided from state funds or by statutory authorities.”

The first item of equipment funded by your Charity was a Defibrillator. Other examples have included the automated check-in system, spirometry equipment, ambulatory blood pressure monitors, infant oximeters, opthalmoscopes and auroscopes.

How do we do this? It is all funded by voluntary donations and fund raising.

We hope that you found these comments helpful but if you wish to know more about this or any other aspect of our work then please contact any member of the Committee.

The FOSS committee

  • Chairman, Tim Churchward – 01451 831617
  • Secretary, Patrick Mattock – 01451 831469
  • Treasurer, Paula Evison – 01451 830304

Committee members

  • Tim Churchward – 01451 831617
  • Noel Sidgwick


All registered patients are able to join our Patient Participation Group. People of all genders, ages, ethnicities, and those with health conditions and disabilities are encouraged to join.

Members should as far as possible, be representative of the surgery population.

To join:


The 23rd AGM of Friends of Stow Surgery took place on 22nd June 2023 in St Edward’s Hall, Stow on the Wold.

Please see below links to a talk given by Dr Anna Chiles on Dying Matters and ReSPECT forms and a talk by Dr Paul Sherringham reflecting on his work at Stow Surgery.