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
Last week we highlighted the programme for the GURRMS (Glasgow University Remote & Rural Medicine Society) conference in Portree. Over 80 students and delegates attended this event last weekend, and as expected, it was a superbly positive event that covered many aspects of rural practice in Scotland and beyond. It must be highlighted once again, […]
Two weeks ago we asked our RGPAS (Rural GP Association of Scotland) members to provide feedback to the Committee in order to identify the latest views, opportunities and concerns about the new GP contract in Scotland. Our members responded positively and rapidly. 66 responses were obtained over the week (over 50% response rate), the majority […]
Members of the Rural GP Association of Scotland (RGPAS) are waiting patiently for news about the rural Short Life Working Group – the much-promised mechanism by which the Scottish Government has sought to reassure that implementation of the new GP contract to rural communities will be overseen. RGPAS wrote to Cabinet Secretary for Health, Shona […]
BASICS Scotland would like to announce the dates for the next Adult Tele-education Course, presented by Karyn Webster. This 10 week course will start on Monday the 16th April and run for 10 weeks with a 1-week break in June. Tele-education by BASICS Scotland is an online learning resource ideal for remote and rural practitioners […]
The Glasgow University Remote & Rural Medicine Society will hold their conference this Friday and Saturday in Portree, on the Isle of Skye. This follows a highly successful conference held by GURRMS last year on the Isle of Islay, successfully bringing together a large number of medical students from Scotland and beyond, to hear about […]
The Dingwall Medical Group are looking for a doctor to join the practice. We have a large list size of 11,300 patients. There are currently 9 partners working between 6 and 9 sessions each week. We are a training practice for GPST’s & medical students. Based in a spacious and newly refurbished Health Board owned […]
Over the next few months we will be featuring a number of spotlights on current rural GPs across Scotland. Dr Steve McCabe works at the Portree Medical Practice on the Isle of Skye and has written the following to give his perspective on rural healthcare… Who am I? My name is Steve McCabe. I have […]
This video of Dr Mayara Floss – rural doctor in Brazil and passionate advocate for international rural health – has recently been publicised via the Rural WONCA email list by Dr John Wynn Jones, chair of the WONCA Working Party on Rural Health. Mayara was invited to give her perspective on the issue of “Investing […]
Over the next few months we hope to feature a number of spotlights on current rural GPs across Scotland. Dr Martin Beastall works on Jura with his wife Dr Abby… Life and Work on the Isles of Islay & Jura: Living the Remote and Rural Dream Who are we? Jura Medical Practice consists of a […]
Applications are now being invited for 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 and a generous study […]