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.
At our latest meeting we heard that Mike Robson is going to retire as Chairman - a post he has held for 7 years. However he will continue to be a member of our Group.
We also discussed having a public meeting towards Jan/Feb 2019 about Arthritis. Date and venue will be put on the posters which will be distributed throughout Laurencekirk and the area. All are welcome to attend this meeting.
Our next meeting is on 4th December 2018.
If you have any suggestions, compliments or a complaint please contact the Practice Manager at:-
Current PPG Members
Mike Robson (Chairperson) Edith Manclark
Ernest Thom Alistair Low
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.