League of Friends

Chiddenbrook Surgery has a very active League of Friends, whose efforts have enabled us to purchase a wide range of equipment and facilities that help us to provide patients with a better service. You are most welcome to join - please print off and fill in the attached application form and hand in to reception or place in the League Post Box next to the League noticeboard in the main waiting room.


Chiddenbrook League of Friends

Next Meeting to be confirmed

 League Membership 2019-2020 - Membership is now up for renewal. Existing members should have received a newsletter.  If you haven't, please contact Clare at the surgery.   If you want to set up a Standing Order for your membership you can download the Standing Order form

If you would like your annual newsletter emailed to you, please indicate this on your subscription envelope, giving us your email address if it doesn't appear on the envelope with your contact details - or alternatively contact Clare at the surgery.

Gift Aid - To help the League maximise your donations (including membership fees) we are asking members and donors who are UK Tax payers to complete a gift aid form. By completing and returning the signed form to Chiddenbrook League of Friends c/o Chiddenbrook Surgery you will enable the League to reclaim tax on your donations. This will mean that for every £1 donated the League will receive a further £0.25 to spend on purchasing medical equipment. Gift Aid Form

Many thanks



Examples of League of Friends purchases are

  • Stair Lift
  • Four Cardiocall Machines – to monitor the heart's rhythm in patients with palpitations
  • Digital Camera
  • ECG Machines
  • Liquid Nitrogen for cryotherapy (freezing warts and verrucaes)
  • Junior Resuscitation Manikin – to allow us to practice for rare emergencies
  • Two Pharmacy Fridges – for storing vaccines
  • Pulse Oximeters – used to measure the level of oxygen in the blood, useful in emergencies and for patients with lung disease
  • Self-Help Books on depression, anxiety/panic disorders – can be borrowed from reception
  • Syringe Driver - providing pain relief for terminally ill patients at home
  • Trolley to hold resuscitation equipment, ie defibrillator, oxygen etc.
  • Waiting Room Blood Pressure Machine
  • Waiting Room Powerpoint Displays
  • Automated Arrivals Screen at reception
  • Leaflet Display
  • Picture Hanging System
  • Labeltrace Printers (to print accurate labels for blood forms)
  • Phlebotomy Chair and equipment for our new Phlebotomy Room (Feb 2010)
  • Various diagnostic items including ophthalmoscopes and otoscopes
  • Spirometry machine (to measure breathing:).
  • Examination couches
  • Mobile Hearing Loop
  • Treatment Room Examination Light
  • Various health information leaflets

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