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MSP meets staff at Brechin Health Centre

MSP for Angus North and Means, Mairi Gougeon, met with staff at Brechin Health Centre to learn about the wide range of services the team delivers.

Brechin Health Centre, which is managed by NHS Tayside, is committed to providing a high standard of patient-centred healthcare to their patient population.

Gail Smith, Chief Officer Angus Health and Social Care said, “It was a pleasure to welcome Mairi to Brechin Health Centre. We took the opportunity to describe the work that has been undertaken, as well as future plans, to ensure the people of Brechin have access to high quality and person-centred care.”

Mrs Gougeon said, “I am incredibly grateful to the team at Brechin Health Centre for telling me all about the challenges around General Practice and what they are doing to address these as I often hear from constituents with concerns about the difficulty with seeing a GP in Brechin.

“People are not always aware of the wide variety of roles that are based within the health centre which means that it is not always necessary to see a GP. For example, it was great to hear from the Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Pharmacist and the vital roles they undertake in seeing and treating patients.

“I would like to thank everyone for their dedication and hard work through what I know has been a very difficult period.”