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.