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RGPAS Launches Scholarships – for students and GPs

The Rural GP Association of Scotland (RGPAS) is pleased to launch a number of scholarships, and is inviting applications now.  Funded by the RGPAS Educational Trust, it was decided at the RGPAS AGM in November 2015 to setup a scholarship scheme to Encourage and enable Scottish students to experience a Rural GP elective in Scotland, and To support […]

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Vacancy: Stornoway, Isle of Lewis (Salaried GP)

Salaried GP 6-8 Sessions 6000 patient list EMIS and Docman systems Excellent QOF Points No out of hours, but available if desired with optional involvement in A+E, paediatrics and forensic medicine. Golden Hello and Remote and Rural Allowances if eligible.     The Island has an interesting Hebridean culture, modern leisure facilities and a unique, […]

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OBE for Dr John Gillies

Congratulations to Dr John Gillies, former chair of RCGP Scotland and strong supporter of rural general practice – not just in Scotland but internationally – for his award of an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List. John has sustained a longstanding interest in the contributions of Scottish rural practice to the wider development of the quality […]

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Vacancy: Alderney, Channel Islands (GP Associate)

Alderney is a beautiful, unspoiled island with stunning coastlines and a relaxed lifestyle.  IT offers a wide range of outdoor activities, especially water sports and sailing, together with magnificent wildlife. At the Island Medical Practice we aim for the highest standard of medical care within a private setting.  We provide both primary care and first […]

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Vacancy: Pembrokeshire (Salaried/Principal GP)

St. David’s & Goodwick Surgery, Pembrokeshire Have you thought about coming to Wales? We are looking for an enthusiastic GP to join our thriving rural practice in beautiful North Pembrokeshire at an exciting time in our development.   This is an opportunity to join an established, caring & committed team of GPs, all with stunning coastal scenery […]

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Vacancy: Isle of Barra (Partner)

There is presently a vacancy for a full-time partner at Barra Medical Practice. We are keen to find someone who would enjoy being part of our island community, and who is able to combine excellent clinical standards with traditional patient-centred values. Whilst this can be a clinically challenging job, due to the remote rural location, […]

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Ultrasound – the future of rural diagnostic medicine?

Back in October, a chance Twitter dialogue resulted in some interesting discussion about the prospect of developing ultrasound (US) training for rural GPs – mainly in Scotland but with interest from further afield too.  As a safe, immediate, easily-transmissible and potentially game-changing imaging modality, I sometimes wonder why it isn’t in mainstream use in our community hospitals […]

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Confused by social media? Watch this from @AndyNeill

Are you confused/threatened/anxious/reluctant about ‘getting onto social media’?  Nearly-but-not-quite signed up to Twitter? There are numerous videos, blogs and podcasts available to help explain, encourage and reassure about the pros and cons of social media.  Such is the opportunity in accessing peer-led, peer-reviewed, free and easily accessible CPD, that enthusiasts are easy to find who are […]

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Abstracts Invited for Rethinking Remote 2016

Abstracts are invited for the Rethinking Remote conference, to be held on 23-24 May 2016 in Inverness. Programme themes: PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY Specific themes Submissions are invited in areas broadly related to the main conference themes above. These are likely to cover topics such as: pre-hospital care extreme remote care management of […]

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Vacancy: Ballantrae, South Ayrshire (GP)

Ballantrae Medical Practice is looking for a GP to join our 3 GP Practice, initially offering 4 sessions but negotiable. We are a friendly, rural dispensing practice based in purpose-built premises in Ballantrae, with a branch surgery at Barrhill. Ballantrae and Barrhill are South Ayrshire villages, within commuting distance from Ayr, Prestwick, Troon & Stranraer. A […]

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