Dr Miles Mack, a member of the Dewar Centenary Group and GP in Dingwall, gave a lecture to the Lochaber Local History Society this month. The event is one of many talks and exhibitions that have taken place across Scotland, over the last year.
This presentation has been filmed, and you can view the whole talk below. You may need to crank up the volume to hear the audio, however hopefully this gives a useful introduction to the story of Dewar – and why it is still so relevant to Scottish rural practice today. The black and white photos may seem a distant past, but the problems highlighted in recruitment, retention and resource are still hot topics for rural general practice now.
The Dewar Group will shortly be announcing information about a wide-ranging conference to be held on Friday 19th April in Fort William. Until this is available, keep the date free… we can guarantee a fascinating day involving not just medics, but others involved in providing modern health care to Scotland’s rural population.