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    From road accidents to heart attacks, you can be the only doctor around until more help arrives, sometimes by helicopter.

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Vacancy: GP (Islay Medical Services)

An exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic GP who wants to practice dynamic, patient centred medicine in an evolving practice providing 24/7 care to the population of Islay and its visitors. Holistic Care provided across 3 sites Pre-hospital cover and a busy Community Hospital and Emergency Department Close and developing links with secondary care […]

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Rural Medicine Café discusses Rural Health Research

Readers might be familiar with the Rural Medicine Café, set up by budding rural GP Mayara Floss who is a medical student in Brazil. Following the 2015 Rural WONCA Conference in Dubrovnik, she set up the virtual Café to create a relatively informal space in which rural medics from all over the world could come together […]

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Are you a Rural Health Hero?

The forthcoming WONCA World Rural Health conference reminded me to publish the following ‘script’ on the RuralGP blog.  Dr Jo Scott-Jones, New Zealand GP, introduced delegates at the last World Rural Health conference in Dubrovnik to his modified version of the ‘Are you Human’ version from Ze Frank – and it went down brilliantly. Jo kindly […]

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WONCA World Rural Health conference all set for April

This year will see the WONCA World Rural Health Conference take place in Cairns, Australia from 29th April.  It will be preceded by the National Rural Health Conference of Australia, which will promise to bring even more research, innovation and collaboration to the wider event. Registration is now available from the conference website.  The organisers […]

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Retrieval 2017 Conference programme now available

Details are now available for the annual Retrieval conference, hosted by the Emergency Medical Retrieval Service of Scotland. Once again, there is a broad range of topics covered, and another impressive line-up of local and international speakers.  As well as clinical topics, there are also presentations about working with the media in the prehospital setting, […]

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Scottish Women’s Institutes supports the Sandpiper Trust

Many rural GPs across Scotland have in their possession a Sandpiper Bag which represents a unique collaboration between BASICS Scotland – which delivers training in prehospital emergency care to rural clinicians – and the Sandpiper Trust.  The Trust has been in operation for over fifteen years, and has provided over a thousand emergency kit bags to […]

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RGPAS Scholarships – for students and GPs

Applications are invited for a number of scholarships made available by The Rural GP Association of Scotland (RGPAS).  Funded by the RGPAS Educational Trust (which also receives any monies raised through RuralGP.com advertising) the scholarship scheme aims to: Encourage and enable Scottish students to experience a Rural GP elective in Scotland, and Support members of RGPAS […]

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Longitudinal Clerkship: Community, Collaboration & Consolidation

3 months into our Longitudinal Clerkships and just before our Christmas break… now seems like an appropriate time to discuss the various opportunities afforded to students through the LC, both in academia and the community… Opportunities in rural practice… Under a fairly flexible schedule – I currently spend three half days Mon-Wed in General Practice undertaking my […]

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BASICS Responders provide prehospital care across Scotland, especially in rural and remote areas.

BASICS Scotland reports on over 15,000 hours of tele-education

BASICS Scotland – the charity that promotes the provision of high quality pre-hospital emergency care by health professionals across Scotland – recently produced a report that brings together experience of providing over fifteen thousand hours of online educational material.  And the conclusion: it’s cost effective, it increases access (particularly to remote and rural practitioners) to […]

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