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    From road accidents to heart attacks, you can be the only doctor around until more help arrives, sometimes by helicopter.


New Lifeline courses for volunteer responders

It is acknowledged that stress and psychological distress is a common reaction to the sorts of incidents that emergency responders encounter in the course of their duties.  This includes volunteer responder teams who have another ‘day job’ but who provide vital emergency services to their communities. The effect of stress – and the importance of personal resilience […]

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New research: rural recruitment & retention

In January this year, I was contacted by Pauline von Zabeltitz, a final year student at the University of Aberdeen, who was studying for an MA (Hons) in Economics and International Relations. For her dissertation, she was keen to explore the various projects and initiatives being used to improve recruitment and retention to rural GP practice in […]

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BASICS Scotland Clinical Governance 14th June – programme now available

BASICS Scotland will be holding its next Clinical Governance meeting on Tuesday 14th June 2016 from 18:30 – 20:00. This meeting will be chaired by Catrina Hewitt and cases being discussed include: A diving emergency (Skye) presented by Andrew Harris RTC (Grampian) presented by Alan Clauson Prolonged Arrest (Arran) presented by David Hogg We also have […]

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Vacancy: MacDuff, Aberdeenshire (Locum GP)

Make 2016 the year you move to the North East of Scotland! Imagine doing the job you love – in a new environment. Enjoy greater clinical independence and work / life balance. Macduff is on the north coast of Aberdeenshire, enjoys a dry climate, and some of the best surf in Scotland. Or does the […]

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Vacancy: North Uist, Scottish Outer Hebrides (GP)

Open the gate to a new life on the island of North Uist, The Outer Hebrides. Tired? Stressed?  Fed up with the way your working life is going? Don’t emigrate yet!  We might have the right place for you here. Remote General Practice in one of the most beautiful landscapes imaginable – but with access […]

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EMRS Clinical Governance: next VC meeting 9th September

Date for the diary… the next clinical governance meeting of EMRS (Emergency Medical Retrieval Service for Scotland) – available to any rural health practitioners in Scotland – will take place on Friday 9th September from 1.30 – 3.00pm. The usual format will be presented: a general review of activity since their last meeting, along with two cases of interest, […]

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BASICS Scotland Clinical Governance 14th June – sign up now

BASICS Scotland will be holding its next Clinical Governance meeting on Tuesday 14th June 2016 from 18:30 – 20:00. The programme for the next meeting is in the process of being developed.  BASICS Scotland is keen to hear from any members or responders who would like to contribute to this meeting – either about an interesting […]

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RGPAS Scholarships – for students and GPs

Applications are invited for a number of scholarships made available by The Rural GP Association of Scotland (RGPAS).  Funded by the RGPAS Educational Trust (which also receives any monies raised through RuralGP.com advertising) the scholarship scheme aims to: Encourage and enable Scottish students to experience a Rural GP elective in Scotland, and Support members of RGPAS […]

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Second round of Scottish Rural GP Fellowships 2016 – recruiting now

Applications are now being invited for the second round of the GP Rural Fellowship Scheme, overseen by NHS Education for Scotland. The Fellowships offer a fantastic opportunity to build skills and experience in rural general practice, whilst experiencing the challenges and opportunities first-hand – during a well-supported year which includes nine weeks of study leave […]

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BASICS Scotland conference: 3rd September 2016

Details have been announced about the 14th BASICS Scotland annual conference and AGM. Building on the success of previous conferences, and with a stimulating line-up of speakers and workshops, this year’s conference offers a great learning and networking opportunity for all those involved and interested in prehospital care in Scotland – whether from a medical, […]

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