Welcome to the Laurencekirk Medical Centre Website and your Patient Participation Group’s (PPG) section
The PPG is a small Committee made up of Patients and Doctor. Working in mutual collaboration with the Practice Team, acting as the 'patient's voice' and focusing on practical local issues which we can influence to promote the best interests of all the patients of this surgery.
Below, you will find information about who we are, our aims, how often we meet, and some of the activities we are currently involved in. Also any planned forthcoming events, links, and an email link for you to share your and views and suggestions.
As a patient in this practice you are a member of the group and your views are important both to the PPG and Medical Centre Staff.
So please… get in touch with your suggestions, comments and views.
Mike Robson has now retired after 7 years service. Alistair Low is now chairman, and Edith Manclark Secretary.
We are having a public meeting on "Arthritis" in The Venue, Laurencekirk, on Tuesday 22nd January 2019 at 7pm. Please do come along and learn more about the signs and symptoms of Arthritis. Our Speaker is Dr Mulcahy, and Alison our physiotherapist will also be with us. There will be a question and answer time following our talk, followed by tea/coffee! Everyone is welcome.
If you have any suggestions, compliments or a complaint please contact the Practice Manager at:-firstname.lastname@example.org
Current PPG Members
Alistair Low (Chairperson) Edith Manclark (Secretary)
Ernest Thom Mike Robson
Dr Leona Houston
Meetings for all Committee members are 4 times a year. The fourth Wednesday in February, May, August and November. We meet at 7pm in the Medical Centre.
In addition to attending quarterly PPG meetings, we have mini meetings every six weeks to discuss any topical issues.
Our Meetings provide opportunities for information updates, reviews and feedback on issues and events which may impact on the service offered at the Health Centre. We share views, suggestions and discussions in relation to patient and practice matters.
All PPG members have a small but active role and provide updates on their activities at the Committee Meetings.
As well as our Meetings we attend and contribute to Local Community Health Partnership Forum. We have also produced this weblink, help to produce the Practice Newsletter as well as offer suggestions for further development of the New Medical Centre website.