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FRIENDS OF ABERFOYLE AND BUCHLYVIE MEDICAL CENTRES

FAB AGM Dr Lindsay's Casebook - 7pm, 20 April 2017, Aberfoyle Medical Centre

Please see details in the following link:FAB AGM - Dr Lindsay's Casebook

Annual Report as at 30th November 2015

FAB AGM minutes

FAB Co-op poster

Patient Participation is becoming an increasingly important part of local health care. The “Friends of Aberfoyle and Buchlyvie Medical Centres” was founded and recognized as a Scottish Charity in November 2003.

The Friends have organized a Patient Participation Group. This is a useful channel for patients and medical staff to communicate and to explore realistic ways of improving the service for the benefit of the health of all in the area.

Please see below The Annual Report & Financial Statements for the year ended 30th November 2014

  

FRIENDS OF ABERFOYLE AND

BUCHLYVIE MEDICAL CENTRES

SCIO

 

 

Scottish Charity No SC034962

 

Annual Report &

Financial Statements

 

 

For the Year Ended 30th November 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trustees’ Annual Report and Financial Statements for Friends of Aberfoyle and Buchlyvie Medical Centres SCIO - Charity Number SC034962

 

Contents                                                                                                                                     Page

 

Trustees’ Annual Report                                                                                                               2

 

 

Independent Examiner’s Report                                                                                                            5

 

 

Statement of Receipts and Payments                                                                                       6

 

 

Statement of Balances                                                                                                                  7

 

 

Notes to the Accounts                                                                                                                  8 - 9

 

Trustees’ Annual Report

For the Year Ended 30th November 2014

The trustees have pleasure in presenting their report together with the financial statements and the independent examiner’s report for the year ended 30th November 2013.

Reference & Administrative Information

Charity Name

Friends of Aberfoyle and Buchlyvie Medical Centres SCIO

Charity No

SC034962

Address

C/o Rowena Boome, The Medical Centre, Main Street, Aberfoyle FK8 3UX

Current Trustees

Isobel Madden                                    Chairperson

Rowena Boome                                  Secretary

Chris Huxham                        Treasurer

Marion Penman

Annabell Fowles

Bridget Macpherson

Gerald McGarvey

Mary-Lou Kerr

Susan Philips

Betty Mclaren

June Naidoo

 

Structure Governance & Management

Constitution

The Friends of Aberfoyle and Buchlyvie Medical Centres was granted SCIO status by OSCR on 13th May 2013. Previously the charity was run by its Memorandum and Articles of Association; it is now a SCIO and governed by its constitution.

The structure of the organisation consists of:-

Members

The members have the right to attend members' meetings (including any annual general meeting) and have important powers under the constitution; in particular, the members appoint people to serve on the board and take decisions on changes to the constitution itself; Membership of the Friends of Aberfoyle and Buchlyvie Medical Centres is open and free to any person registered with the practice over the age of 18.

Board

The board members who are the charity trustees meet up quarterly and control activities of the organisation.

Trustees are elected at the Annual General Meeting. Under the constitution there must be a minimum of three and a maximum of 10 trustees. A person will not be eligible or appointed to the board unless he/she is a member of the organisation.

 

 

Objectives & Activities

Charitable purposes

To preserve the health of those resident in the areas covered by the Aberfoyle and Buchlyvie Medical Centres and to promote the relief from sickness of those in need by encouraging public participation in local health care and by the provision of facilities, equipment and services over and above those which are the responsibility of another to provide.

 

Activities

Our main activities are to hold fund raising events in order to supply relevant equipment and to promote health education.

 

Achievements & Performance

The warfarin machines that were purchased last year have been proved to be very successful. A survey was conducted recently and all the patients said they were delighted and satisfied with the new system.

 

Early in 2014 local retired gamekeeper Andy Cowan very sadly passed away. Margaret his wife very kindly donated half of the funeral collection to The Friends of Aberfoyle and Buchlyvie Medical Centres and we were able to purchase a much needed emergency trolley for the surgery.

 

A FAB walk took place on Sunday 15th June – once again it was a very enthusiastic group of patients, staff and friends who walked from Buchlyvie Medical Centre to Aberfoyle Medical Centre along the old railway track. Once again everybody was rewarded with wonderful homemade pancakes and tea. For those who could not make the walk there was an opportunity to participate in the magnificent raffle which was based at both medical centres.   The grand total for raised was a fabulous £1004.87

 

With this money the practice has been able to purchase four blood pressure monitors which patients can borrow for use at home and recording their own blood pressure and several patients have now come off medication.

 

The AGM was on 15th September 2014 at Aberfoyle Medical Centre. The guest speaker this year was Stuart Ballantyne – Secretary of the Trossachs Search and Rescue Team) his talk was about his work as the Community Defibrillator Officer for Tayside, Fife and Forth Valley. Defibrillators are vital in providing a method of first response to an emergency, especially in rural areas.

 

The Friends of Aberfoyle and Buchlyvie Medical Centres still supply the surgeries with dossette boxes for patients who have difficulty understanding their medication.

 

This year has been a very difficult year for Aberfoyle Medical Centre as a pharmacist put in an application to open a pharmacy in Aberfoyle. In March 2014 a Pharmacy Licence was approved, the practice lodged an appeal but in June this was turned down. In October 2014 the pharmacy opened in Aberfoyle and the practice will cease dispensing at the end of December 2014. The charity has worked with the practice putting in a formal complaint to the Health Board.

 

Financial Review

Our main source of funding over the last year has come from fundraising. £1,005 in restricted funds was raised to purchase medical equipment. At the end of the year there was £841 left in the restricted fund. Unrestricted donations amounted to £373.

 

Total receipts for the year was £1,380 (2013: £2,649), total payments for the year was £894 (2013: £3,590). The resulting surplus for the year was £486.

Reserves Policy

Friends of Aberfoyle and Buchlyvie Medical Centres has £3,194 in reserves. Presently the charity does not have premises or overheads. The Trustees believe that six months running costs are a good level of reserves. This would equate to approximately £500. The surplus will enable the charity to continue its activities over the next year.

Friends of Aberfoyle and Buchlyvie Medical Centres is run by individuals who give up their time voluntarily, without whom the organisation would not be able to carry out its charitable purposes.

 

Plans for Future Periods

After the AGM the Friends realised that there was a need for defibrillators in Aberfoyle, Buchlyvie and Gartmore.   The charity has enough funds to cover the cost of two defibrillators but a fund raising concert (see below) is expected to be held to raise money to purchase at least three defibrillators which are £845 each. The local community councils will be asked if they would fund the purchasing of the cabinets to hold the machines.

 

In May 2015 the Trossachs Community Choir will be holding a musical evening to raise more funds and raise awareness of the importance of having a local defibrillator.

 

The AGM this year is going to be held in March and Jane Grant, Chief Executive of Forth Valley Health Board has kindly agreed to come and talk about the development of medical services in rural West Stirlingshire.

 

 

 

 

Approved by the trustees on 2nd March 2015 and signed on their behalf by:

 

 

 

 

____________________________________________

 

Isobel Madden – Chairperson

Independent Examiner’s Report

For the Year Ended 30th November 2014

Independent Examiner’s Report to the Trustees of Friends of Aberfoyle and Buchlyvie Medical Centres

I report on the financial statements of the charity for the year ended 30th November 2014, which are set out on pages 7 to 10.

Respective responsibilities of Trustees and Examiner

The charity’s trustees are responsible for the preparation of the accounts in accordance with the terms of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 (“the 2005 Act”) and the Charities Accounts (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (as amended) (“the 2006 Regulations”). The charity’s trustees consider that the audit requirement of Regulation 10(1) (d) of the 2006 Regulations does not apply. It is my responsibility to examine the accounts as required under section (44) (1) (c) of the 2005 Act and to state whether particular matters have come to my attention.

Basis of Independent Examiner’s Statement

My examination is carried out in accordance with Regulation 11 of the 2006 Regulations. An examination includes a review of the accounting records kept by the charity and a comparison of the accounts presented with those records. It also includes consideration of any unusual items or disclosures in the accounts and seeks explanations from the trustees concerning any such matters. The procedures undertaken do not provide all the evidence that would be required in an audit and, consequently, I do not express an audit opinion on the view given by the accounts.

Independent Examiner’s Statement

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Norman MacEwan Centre

Cameronian Street

Stirling

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Date:

 

Statement of Receipts and Payments –

For the Year Ended 30th November 2014

 

Friends of Aberfoyle & Buchlyvie Medical Centres SCIO

 

 

 

Unrestricted

Restricted

Total 2014

Total 2013

Receipts

£

£

£

£

Donations

4

373

-

373

846

Fundraising

5

-

1,005

1,005

1,796

Bank Interest

2

-

2

7

375

1,005

1,380

2,649

Payments

Cost of Charitable Activities

6

640

125

765

3,227

Cost of Fundraising

-

39

39

63

Governance

7

90

-

90

300

730

164

894

3,590

Surplus/(Deficit) for year

-355

841

486

-941

 

 

 

The notes on page 9 & 10 form an integral part of these accounts.

Statement of Balances – As at 30th November 2014

Friends of Aberfoyle & Buchlyvie Medical Centres SCIO

 

 

 

Unrestricted

Restricted

Total 2014

Total 2013

£

£

£

£

Funds Reconciliation

Cash at Bank and in hand start of year

3,549

-

3,549

4,491

Surplus(Deficit) for year

-355

841

486

-942

Cash at Bank and in hand year end

3,194

841

4,035

3,549

Bank & Cash Balances

Current Account

4035

1,752

Savings Account

0

1,797

4,035

3,549

Liabilities

Independent Examination Fee

90

300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friends of Aberfoyle & Buchlyvie Medical Centre have no other material, or contingent liabilities

or obligations

 

The notes on page 9 & 10 form an integral part of these accounts.

 

These accounts were approved by the Trustees on the and signed on their behalf by

 

                                               

 

 

_____________________________              _____________________________

Chair                                                               Treasurer
Isobel Madden                                                Chris Huxham

Notes to the Accounts – For the Year Ended 30th November 2014

  1. Basis of Accounting

These accounts have been prepared on the Receipts & Payments basis in accordance with the Charities & Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 and the Charities Accounts (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (as amended). The comparative figures have been re-stated as last year the organisation was a company and prepared accrual accounts.

 

  1. Nature and purpose of funds

Unrestricted funds are those that may be used at the discretion of the trustees in furtherance of the objects of the charity. The trustees maintain a single unrestricted fund for the day-to-day running of the Club.

Restricted funds may only be used for specific purposes. Restrictions arise when specified by the donor or when funds are raised for specific purposes. During the year, the charity fundraised £1,005 to purchase minor surgical equipment.  At the end of the year £841 remained in the restricted fund.

 

  1. Related Party Transactions

No remuneration was paid to the trustees or to any connected persons during the year (2013: Nil).

No trustees expenses were paid during the year (2013: Nil)

 

  1. Donations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Fundraising

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Notes to the Accounts – For the Year Ended 30th November 2014

 

  1. Cost of Charitable Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unrestricted

Restricted

Total 2014

Total 2013

£

£

£

£

Dosset Boxes

187

-

187

438

Defibrilator

-

-

-

695

Warfarin Machines

-

-

-

1,580

Warfarin Software

-

-

-

515

Trolley & Dividers

453

-

453

-

BP Monitors

-

125

125

-

640

125

765

3,228

 

 

 

  1. Governance

 

 

Unrestricted

 

Restricted

 

Total 2014

 

Total 2013

 

 

£

 

£

 

£

 

£

 

Independent Exam Fee

90

 

-

 

90

 

300

 

 

90

 

-

 

90

 

300

 

 

  1. Movement between Funds

 

01/12/2013

Receipts

Payments

31/11/2014

£

£

£

£

Unrestricted Funds

General Fund

3,549

375

730

3,194

3,549

375

730

3,194

Restricted Funds

FAB Walk Minor Equipment

-

1,005

164

841

-

1,005

164

841

Surplus

4,035

 



 
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