The rural general practice community – and beyond – will be deeply saddened by the news that Rachel Weldon, GP for the Isle of Eigg, was found dead on Wednesday 2nd May.
Rachel provided the GP service to Eigg, Muck, Rum and Canna on the West Coast of Scotland for over ten years. With geography necessitating a RIB powerboat for her rounds, she worked in one of the remotest locations possible. She was a contributor to the RPAS group for many years, including attending conferences on a regular basis.
Her unique job situation featured in a BBC Radio 4 series “GPs who need GPS” by Dr Phil Hammond in June last year.
A news story regarding her death has been published by The Scotsman.