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
Things are heating up for this year’s RGPAS 2015 conference, to be held in Inverness from Thursday 5th November. A full programme is planned, spanning a range of topics relevant to rural general practice. We are pleased to announce that following the run away success last year, we will once again be offering RGPAS Conference Student Scholarships […]
The annual RGPAS (Rural GP’s Association of Scotland) conference will be held on Thursday 5th to Saturday 7th November 2015. As with tradition, it will once again be held at the Craigmonie Hotel in Inverness. The programme includes a keynote speech from Dr John Wynn-Jones, Chair of the WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice. He will speak […]
Levenwick Medical Practice, Shetland Islands Would you like the opportunity to work in a rural island dispensing practice in the beautiful Shetland Islands? The Practice covers the rural area of the south mainland of Shetland and also includes the Island of Fair Isle (see picture). The surgery is located in Levenwick, overlooking the sea and […]
Today I am attending RCGP Scottish Council in Edinburgh. As part of this, I was asked to report on my experience in attending the WONCA World Rural Health Conference in Dubrovnik – on 14-18 April 2015. I thought it might be helpful to share this report here. WONCA Rural Conference, Dubrovnik – 14-18 April 2015 […]
BASICS Scotland will be holding its next Clinical Governance meeting on Wednesday 16th September, from 18:30 – 20:00. The next meeting will cover two varied incidents – and offers a great insight into the difficult and challenging decision-making required in the prehospital environment… and a chance to learn from each others’ perspectives. John Pritchard, Lead Paramedic at […]
We are looking for a relief salaried doctor to provide GP cover for this small, remote and rural island practice set in a beautiful location. This is a very flexible post, with an initial contract for one year. The successful applicant would be expected to work approx three months of the year with dates to […]
RuralGP.com can help with publicising your vacancy. Until recently we provided this service for free to anyone who wrote in. However, to reflect the ongoing funding that is provided by RGPAS to cover server costs, we have decided to make this a membership benefit to RGPAS members. However, if you wish to advertise, and are […]
The Rural GP Association of Scotland (formerly RPAS) will be holding their annual conference on 5th – 7th November 2015, once again at the Craigmonie Hotel in Inverness. Details about the programme will be issued soon. One to put in the diary! Following the successful introduction last year of offering a number of medical student scholarships, we […]
‘Tis the season it seems, to start looking at what events are happening over the autumn and winter months. Here’s a new one, which looks exciting and a great chance to join a wide range of fellow clinicians from rural medicine across Scotland and beyond. The Belford 50:150 Conference will mark the 150th anniversary of […]
RuralGP.com is pleased to learn that RRHEAL is set to pilot a Scotland-wide virtual education network from September. The Rural GP VC Education network has been established by RRHEAL to share good practice and CPD opportunities amongst remote and rural practitioners in Scotland. It will deliver an initial series of three clinical meet-up sessions using video conference […]