From road accidents to heart attacks, you can be the only doctor around until more help arrives, sometimes by helicopter.
Living and working in stunning scenery, with the occasional chance to enjoy it too.
It’s true that on-call can extend beyond typical commitments of a city-based GP, but the satisfaction of serving a close-knit community can be unparalleled.
Rediscover your sound clinical reasoning, when access to blood tests and imaging is a good ambulance/ferry/helicopter trip away
What do you want from life? Less stress? More time to think? More time to look after your patients? A chance to connect with a small tight knit community? A chance to live closer to nature…. and further away from the traffic jams and frenetic lifestyles of modern existence? North Uist can offer you all […]
Yesterday saw the completion of the first round of recruitment to the GP Rural Fellowship programme, run by NHS Education for Scotland. Once again the applicants presented an impressive array of skills and backgrounds, and a fresh wave of enthusiasm which is set to sweep across rural Scotland from this August. I joined the team below, […]
Jozo Schmuch is a medical student in Croatia, and Public Health Regional Assistant of the European branch of the IFMSA – the International Federation of Medical Students. Jozo was involved in organising some of the student stream of the recent WONCA World Rural Health, and was an active participant throughout the conference. I caught up with […]
This just in from BASICS Scotland… Remote Skills Training enables participants to gain valuable hands-on training in pre-hospital emergencies, from the comfort of their own home/workplace. Each candidate is provided with a training pod containing all the necessary equipment to undertake the extensive skills training alongside the guidance of our expert Instructors in the live web-conferencing […]
MID ARGYLL GP PARTNER/ SALARIED VACANCY 8 SESSIONS per week plus OOH LOCHGILPHEAD, INVERARAY, FURNACE New GP Partner required, due to practice amalgamation List size increasing to 7,900 (three surgeries) Currently 7.5 WTE – an enthusiastic & innovative team Consistently high QOF achievement Excellent income Providing medical cover to an active acute community hospital (A&E and […]
Private GP Practice for Sale on Alderney, Channel Islands The Eagle Medical Practice is a small private practice on the Island of Alderney, the third largest island in the Channel Islands. This small island has two private medical practices and a 20 bedded hospital. There is a fixed quota of four GPs permitted to work […]
Yesterday I cornered Gerry Considine of @ruralflyingdoc fame. He and wife Mel – also a rural GP (@ruralgreengp) – had made the trip over to Dubrovnik with other Auzzie twitter-celebs including Dave Townsend (@futuregp) and Aaron Sparshott (@IVLine). Their attendance seems to have been spurred on by gentle encouragement of Ewen McPhee (@Fly_texan). When I spoke […]
Noreen Lineen-Curtis, Achill, Ireland Noreen is a rural GP on the island of Achill. She gives her perspective on what #WoncaRural2015 has meant to her, and what she will be able to take home to her practice.
This afternoon I managed to have the following conversations from some of Rural WONCA’s participants… hopefully it offers a flavour of what the conference has offered so far! Ian Couper, South Africa Ian is a rural family doctor, and a stalwart of Rural WONCA. You can read more about his background here. http://ruralgp.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/rec-ian.mp3 David […]
Over the next four days, the WONCA World Rural Health conference is taking place in Dubrovnik, Croatia. My attendance at this has been supported by RCGP Scotland, in part so that we can hear the latest in what’s happening across the world to tackle ‘hot topics’ in rural healthcare provision, and bring this back home […]