Advice and Information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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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.If you have any suggestions, compliments or a complaint please contact the Practice Manager Fiona Jamieson. 

Current PPG Members

Alistair Low (Chairperson)                 Edith Manclark (Secretary)

 Sylvia Cartwright

Michael Gillies

(A medical rep will be appointed once the meetings are up and running again)                             


Meetings for all Committee members are 4 times a year. The third or fourth Tuesday in March, June, September and December. 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.

Due to the Coronavirus Epidemic all foreseeable meetings and local events are postponed.


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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