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GURRMS18 conference a massive success in Portree

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, […]

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Latest survey of Scotland’s rural GPs

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 […]

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Waiting for news about the #gpcontract rural SLWG

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 […]

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BASICS Scotland Adult Tele-education Course Starts 16th April 2018

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 […]

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Dingwall Health Centre has been highly commended in a design competition.

Pictured are (left to right) Fiona Fraser, Sheena Cameron, Emma Gordon, Dr Miles Mack, Doleen Ross, Laura Mackenzie.

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Vacancy: Dingwall (Partner/Salaried GP)

The Dingwall Medical Group are looking for a doctor to join the practice. We have a large list size of 11,300 patients. There are currently 9 partners working between 6 and 9 sessions each week. We are a training practice for GPST’s & medical students. Based in a spacious and newly refurbished Health Board owned […]

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Mayara Floss: the challenges for women working in rural health

This video of Dr Mayara Floss – rural doctor in Brazil and passionate advocate for international rural health – has recently been publicised via the Rural WONCA email list by Dr John Wynn Jones, chair of the WONCA Working Party on Rural Health. Mayara was invited to give her perspective on the issue of “Investing […]

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Applications invited now for Scottish Rural GP Fellowships 2018

Applications are now being invited for the GP Rural Fellowship Scheme, overseen by NHS Education for Scotland. The Fellowships offer a fantastic opportunity to build skills and experience in rural general practice, whilst experiencing the challenges and opportunities first-hand – during a well-supported year which includes nine weeks of study leave and a generous study […]

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