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
Twitter hashtag: #RGPAS17 Things are heating up for this year’s RGPAS 2017 conference, to be held in Inverness on 2-4 November. A full programme is planned, spanning a range of topics relevant to rural general practice. Click here for the latest conference programme. We are pleased to announce that following the success of student […]
Realising Realistic Rural Medicine Twitter hashtag: #RGPAS17 The annual RGPAS (Rural GP’s Association of Scotland) conference will be held on Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th November 2017, at the Craigmonie Hotel in Inverness. Once again, we hope to welcome both new and experienced rural health professionals, and we have a stimulating programme lined up to cover […]
Salaried GP – Scalloway Health Centre (Ref: IRC10353) Hours are flexible up to full time Escape disillusionment and burn out, and head to Scalloway Surgery in Shetland for decent hours, good quality of life and work life balance, and nature on your doorstep. Northern Lights in winter. Orcas in summer (immediate sighting not guaranteed!) What […]
Alderney is a small island around 10 miles from the French coast with a population of just over 2000. Due to the restructuring of GP health services on the island, we are now looking for a forward thinking, proactive and permanent salaried GP to work alongside our GP Clinical Director in our small purpose built […]
Explore 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 to an airport […]
This video has just been released by NHS Education for Scotland about life as a surgeon in the Shetland Isles….
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) is set to hold a ‘Twitter chat’ about rural general practice – aimed to highlight and discuss the key issues regarding rural general practice in the UK. You can join the discussion on Twitter on Wednesday 26th July at 8-9pm. #RuralGPchat Calling all rural GPs and HCPs, plus patients […]
Aberdeen University Medical School have just released this video to report on a project which enabled first year medical students to experience rural general practice. A new initiative by the University, made possible by a donation from Mr Joe Officer, saw 14 first year medical students taken on a two day adventure to Cairngorm national […]
Hannah Kennedy and Louise Black are two third year medical students at Glasgow University, who have just completed a 4 week elective in rural GP on the Isle of Arran. They kindly agreed to have their elective report published on RuralGP.com… Our time was split between the five practices that make up the Arran Medical […]
Clinical considerations and ethical deliberations from a rural Caribbean clinic Dr Josie Reynolds recently contacted RuralGP.com to offer to write about her experiences and observations from rural Jamaica. We’re delighted to feature the first of these articles here… As doctors, we are most comfortable with our diagnoses when we have investigative results to confirm them. […]