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Health Charities

CLAN Cancer Support

CLAN Cancer Support is a local charity providing emotional and practical support to people affected by cancer, their family, carers and friends, free of charge. Services available include information and support, counselling, complementary therapies, social and wellbeing activities and dedicated support for children and families. Services are available at 11 local support and wellbeing centres located across north-east Scotland.

Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

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.

Our latest meeting was held on 20th March 2018.   We discussed various items including the new GP contract  and the knock on effect it will have on the practice, (eg the decrease of physiotherapy hours),  the shortage of ambulances and the time it takes to reach either the practice or the patient, and we will try and recruit younger members to the group.   Our next interim meeting will be one of our lunch time meetings on 1st May at 1pm, and thereafter on 12th June 2018 at 7pm.   Both meetings in the Medical Centre.

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.

Date and time of next meeting: 23rd May 2017 at 7pm.

At our meeting on 21st February 2017 we discussed the following points:

Our main topic of conversation was the forthcoming talk on "Type 2 Diabetes- Raising Awareness and Reducing Risk".   This meeting is in The Venue, Laurencekirk on Thursday 30th March 2017 at 7pm.   Our speaker is Dr Kerstin Box from Laurencekirk Medical Centre.   Dr Box is a GP with specialist training in diabetes.   This is an open meeting and all who are interested in this subject are most welcome to attend.


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.


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