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
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 […]
Places are still available at the RCGP Rural Forum 2015 conference, due to take place on Saturday 6th June 2015 – at the Beardmore Hotel & Conference Centre, Glasgow. Early bird discount (of £20) ends on 30 April. They have organised a number of high quality speakers, including: Professor Mike Pringle, President, Royal College of General […]
This week sees the 13th WONCA World Rural Health conference take place in Dubrovnik, Croatia. It looks set to bring together rural health professionals from across the world, and just looking at the programme, it is clear that there is a lot of experience being gathered in one place. I’m delighted and grateful that RCGP […]
Fancy having a year to experience the challenges and stimulation of being a Rural GP? Details of the 2015 round of GP Rural Fellowships is now available, and applications are invited now. The fellowships, part of an established programme of fellowships run by NHS Education for Scotland, are aimed at qualified GPs who wish to […]
This podcast interview from Bateman Broadcasting was published just last week, and I think gives a real insight into the present challenges and highlights of working as a GP on the Isle of Skye. Dr Steve McCabe, of the Portree practice, gives his views on what needs to happen to make rural practice more attractive […]
Seeking a long term or permanent General Practitioner who has a passion for providing high quality of care to a mainly low income patient base. The centre has approximately 2500 enrolled patients and with the addition of a new GP they would like to allow more local residents to register. You must be team focussed […]