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 widely anticipated report into safeguarding the future of Scottish out-of-hours care is now available. Led by Prof Sir Lewis Ritchie, the report – commissioned by the Scottish Government – offers a comprehensive assessment of the challenges and opportunities into providing sustainable, quality out-of-hours care across Scotland. The challenge of recruiting GPs (amongst other health […]
The Scottish Ambulance Service have launched a survey aimed at clinicians who use the air ambulance service for transferring particularly ill and unstable patients. They are planning to further develop their Control Centres which take all emergency calls. As part of this they are designing a Specialist Services desk which will be responsible for the tasking […]
RCGP Scotland’s Membership Liaison Group are looking for a new Remote and Rural Lead. This role involves acting as the RCGP Scotland lead for remote & rural affairs as part of the Membership Liaison Group: informing the work of the College in Scotland in relation to remote & rural activities through the development and facilitation of relevant programmes […]
Everything about major trauma is now about getting the patient to the right place, first time. For rural areas this means that often the rural community hospital is bypassed, so that a patient can be transported – often by helicopter – to one of Scotland’s major trauma centres. This, of course, makes sense. Combining early […]
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? Or perhaps you were thinking of seeking adventure in New Zealand? Fares here are cheaper and the experience […]
Due to emigration of one of our partners in early 2016 we are looking for a GP to join our friendly 4 partner practice in the beautiful Spa village of Strathpeffer. The Scottish Highlands is a wonderful place to live and work with unrivalled opportunities for outdoor pursuits. The practice has a list size of […]
An opportunity for partnership has arisen at the Kyle Medical Practice. A current partner is relocating due to personal circumstances and we are now looking for an 8-10 session partner to join our happy, 4 partner nGMS practice with a healthy work-life balance. The practice has a list size of approximately 2600 and covers […]
Diagnosis of serious infection in elderly patients and the decision to admit: a qualitative interview study with UK GPs Diagnosis of serious infection in the growing elderly primary care population is important, because it carries high mortality, but challenging, because the signs, symptoms and tests which we use in younger patients can be less accurate […]
Dr Gill Clarke, co-ordinator of the GP Rural Fellowships in Scotland, has filed this report from the Fellows’ recent meet up at Onich (near Fort William)… We have just had the first Rural Fellowship course of the year in Onich. Introductions were slightly disjointed as fellows were arriving from as far away as Arran, Orkney and […]
Twitter hashtag: #RGPAS15 Things are heating up for this year’s RGPAS 2015 conference, to be held in Inverness from Thursday 5th November. A full programme is planned, spanning a range of topics relevant to rural general practice. We are pleased to announce that following the run away success last year, we will once again be offering RGPAS […]