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
The Rural GP Association of Scotland (RGPAS) is pleased to announce that registration for its annual conference is now open, following a period of priority booking for its members. This year’s conference will take place on 8-10 November 2018, once again at our preferred venue of The Craigmonie Hotel in Inverness. The programme will commence […]
Our conference is set to go ahead on the 8-10 November 2018, in Inverness at the Craigmonie Hotel. HOWEVER, we have regretfully had to make changes to the usual format, and we are not able to run the student scholarship scheme that has been a successful and vibrant component of past RGPAS conferences. The RGPAS […]
Would you like to be a GP in a stunning location, voted one of the best for quality of life in the UK? We have a vacancy for a 6 session GP following the retirement last year of our longest serving partner. We are based in the thriving town of Kirkwall and Skerryvore Practice looks […]
Broadbay Medical Practice, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis Salaried GP 6 to 8 sessions per week We are a busy practice located in the center of the main town of Stornoway. We serve a population of over 6000 patients. Our catchment area encompasses the town of Stornoway and its outskirts and the semirural area of Broadbay which […]
Last chance to take part in the Rural Youth Project survey (and win festival tickets) Nearly 40% of young people living rurally plan to move to urban centres, according to the interim results from the Rural Youth Project survey. 92% say broadband is essential to their future, and 50% don’t feel they have a say […]
Last week we highlighted the programme for the GURRMS (Glasgow University Remote & Rural Medicine Society) conference in Portree. Over 80 students and delegates attended this event last weekend, and as expected, it was a superbly positive event that covered many aspects of rural practice in Scotland and beyond. It must be highlighted once again, […]
Two weeks ago we asked our RGPAS (Rural GP Association of Scotland) members to provide feedback to the Committee in order to identify the latest views, opportunities and concerns about the new GP contract in Scotland. Our members responded positively and rapidly. 66 responses were obtained over the week (over 50% response rate), the majority […]
Members of the Rural GP Association of Scotland (RGPAS) are waiting patiently for news about the rural Short Life Working Group – the much-promised mechanism by which the Scottish Government has sought to reassure that implementation of the new GP contract to rural communities will be overseen. RGPAS wrote to Cabinet Secretary for Health, Shona […]
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 16th April and run for 10 weeks with a 1-week break in June. Tele-education by BASICS Scotland is an online learning resource ideal for remote and rural practitioners […]
The Glasgow University Remote & Rural Medicine Society will hold their conference this Friday and Saturday in Portree, on the Isle of Skye. This follows a highly successful conference held by GURRMS last year on the Isle of Islay, successfully bringing together a large number of medical students from Scotland and beyond, to hear about […]