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
Kirsty Reid, who is a medical student in Edinburgh and newly-appointed President of EURRMS has written this to highlight the work being done at Edinburgh University to engage with RGPAS and other opportunities for undergrads in Scottish rural medicine… It is my pleasure to introduce the first Edinburgh University Remote & Rural Medicine Society! We […]
Back in March, the Rural GP Association of Scotland (RGPAS) launched a range of guidance designed to make rural practice in Scotland more accessible to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBTQ+) patients. At the annual RGPAS Conference last year, held in Inverness, we were delighted to welcome Dr Thom O’Neill to talk about LGBTQ+ inequalities in rural areas, […]
Would you like to work in the Outer Hebrides in our small and supportive practice? Are you interested in Community Hospital work, maybe developing your clinical interests, and re-invigorating your love of General Practice and Medicine? As well as a varied and fulfilling job, we can offer a strong community, wild hills and huge beaches, exciting live music, wildlife and […]
Thanks to RGPAS member Dr Richard Weekes for highlighting some fantastic work going on in NHS Highland to innovate eHealth applications aimed at improving access to healthcare in rural settings. Here’s an introductory video showcasing some of the projects… …an STV news item about the PILLCAM project in Ullapool to provide easy access to endoscopy […]
The next EMRS ScotSTAR Clinical Governance meeting is due to take place on Friday 12th May, at 1.30pm. These meetings take place at the EMRS base next to Glasgow Aiport, and VC links are invited (via the NHS Scotland VC Network) from rural practitioners (GPs, nurses, paramedics) across Scotland. The team values input and opinion at […]
The Scottish Rural Medicine Collaborative (SRMC) is a programme funded by the Scottish Government’s GP Recruitment and Retention Fund. The programme – chaired by Ralph Roberts (Chief Executive of NHS Shetland) – is about developing ways to improve the recruitment and retention of GPs working in a rural setting across ten Health Board areas in […]
One of the sessions at #ruralwonca was delivered by some of the team at the Journal for Remote & Rural Health. I was really sorry to miss it, due to presenting in another session, but my tweeted request to make the advice available online was answered quickly and the presentation is now available – see […]
Today RuralGP.com highlighted the tribute speech given by Associate Prof Bruce Chater to the life and work of Dr John MacLeod of Lochmaddy in Scotland. I was delighted to catch up with Prof Chater after his speech, to ask him more about Dr MacLeod’s work with Rural WONCA, how the WONCA Working Party for Rural Practice […]
Another podcast, this time with junior doctor Rachael Sheridan. She tells me more about her experience of #ruralwonca and the ability to discover links with other doctors from Australia and beyond.
Today’s #ruralwonca programme includes a keynote delivered by Associate Professor Bruce Chater: the Dr John MacLeod Oration. Dr MacLeod was a legend in the world of WONCA and an inspirational rural GP. I regret that I never had the opportunity to meet him; my own career in rural practice was just starting when he died and […]