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
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. […]
RuralGP.com has just received this request from Elizabeth, who is seeking contributions to research that she is carrying out into the needs of remote & rural practice in Scotland. If you are able to assist, please contact Elizabeth directly… My name is Elizabeth Lemmon, I am a PhD student based at the University of Stirling […]
Flashing green lights are rarely seen in cities, but they are part of an important emergency response to rural areas. In this article we highlight the use of green lights in the provision of prehospital and other health care in Scotland. Please help us by sharing this article with others who may be visiting rural […]
BASICS Scotland would like to announce the dates for the next Adult Tele-education Course, presented by Karyn Webster. This 10 week course will start on Monday the 28th August and run for 10 weeks with a 2-week break in October. Tele-education by BASICS Scotland is an online learning resource ideal for remote and rural practitioners […]
Kirsty Reid, who is a medical student in Edinburgh and newly-appointed President of EURRMS has written this to highlight the work being done at Edinburgh University to engage with RGPAS and other opportunities for undergrads in Scottish rural medicine… It is my pleasure to introduce the first Edinburgh University Remote & Rural Medicine Society! We […]
Back in March, the Rural GP Association of Scotland (RGPAS) launched a range of guidance designed to make rural practice in Scotland more accessible to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBTQ+) patients. At the annual RGPAS Conference last year, held in Inverness, we were delighted to welcome Dr Thom O’Neill to talk about LGBTQ+ inequalities in rural areas, […]