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Rural GPs Scotland (RGPAS) Conference 2016 – registration open

Twitter hashtag: #RGPAS16 The annual RGPAS (Rural GP’s Association of Scotland) conference will be held on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th November 2016, 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 a wide spectrum of […]

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Craigmonie Hotel, Inverness

RGPAS Conference Student Scholarships 2016

Twitter hashtag: #RGPAS16 Things are heating up for this year’s RGPAS 2016 conference, to be held in Inverness on 3-4 November.  A full programme is planned, spanning a range of topics relevant to rural general practice. We are pleased to announce that following the success of student scholarships being offered for the last 2 years, […]

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Vacancy: Colonsay & Oronsay (Relief Salaried GP)

We are looking for a relief salaried doctor to provide GP cover for this small, remote Hebridean practice with a community of 130 people in a beautiful island location. This is a very flexible post, with an initial contract for one year. The successful applicant would be expected to work approximately 12 weeks spread over […]

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Spot the Sandpiper responder?  They work with all other emergency personnel, including ambulance, fire, police, lifeboat and mountain rescue teams.  (Staged simulation - pic by Chris Hogge).

Is there a Sandpiper Responder near you?

Have you heard of the Sandpiper Trust?  If you are a rural GP or nurse in Scotland, you are very likely sitting there thinking ‘yeah, of course’!  You probably don’t have to look far in your home/car/work to find a familiar blue Sandpiper Bag – over £2000 worth of emergency life-saving kit brought together into […]

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14th September: Next BASICS Scotland Clinical Governance Meeting

BASICS Scotland Clinical Governance Meeting 14th September 2016, 6.30pm – 8.30pm Do you have a case that you would like to discuss at the next or future Clinical Governance Meetings? Currently the cases we discuss are gathered from PRF’s that have been submitted to BASICS Scotland. We are keen for these Clinical Governance Meetings to be […]

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Vacancy: Benbecula, Scottish Hebrides (Partner/Salaried GP)

Would you like to work in the Outer Hebrides, in a stunning location with a supportive team? Are you interested in Community Hospital work, developing your clinical interests, and re-invigorating your love of General Practice and Medicine? As well as a fulfilling job, we can offer wild hills and huge beaches, exciting live music, wildlife and […]

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BASICS Scotland Paediatric Tele-Education Course

News just in from BASICS Scotland about their latest educational offerings… We are pleased to announce the latest start date for our popular Paediatric Tele-Education Course Book now for 5th September Start! This course is specifically designed to refresh your knowledge of Paediatric Emergency Medicine The 9 week 1 hour course will offer you the chance […]

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New number for Scotland’s Retrieval Services

News just out which will be relevant to all Scottish rural GPs and healthcare practitioners… From 11 July 2016 the telephone number to access a transport team for advice or retrieval will be 0333 990 222. This number will connect you to the new Specialist Service Desk in the Glasgow Ambulance Control Centre. The Scottish Ambulance Service are […]

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New Lifeline courses for volunteer responders

It is acknowledged that stress and psychological distress is a common reaction to the sorts of incidents that emergency responders encounter in the course of their duties.  This includes volunteer responder teams who have another ‘day job’ but who provide vital emergency services to their communities. The effect of stress – and the importance of personal resilience […]

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