RuralGP.com has just received this request from Elizabeth, who is seeking contributions to research that she is carrying out into the needs of remote & rural practice in Scotland. If you are able to assist, please contact Elizabeth directly…
My name is Elizabeth Lemmon, I am a PhD student based at the University of Stirling and currently undertaking an internship at the Scottish Government within the Health and Social Care Analysis Team. The aim of the internship is to carry out some research into remote and rural general practice in Scotland in an attempt to better characterise them in terms of their activities and the challenges they face. I’m currently pulling together data which are publicly available on general practices to improve the evidence base and identify where further data analysis are needed.
I am contacting you to ask if anyone would be interested in sharing their experiences within remote and rural general practice and highlight any areas which you feel are priorities or which need further research?
I understand that there is currently work taking place within the Scottish Government on the Primary Care Evidence Collaborative which is developing a 10-year evaluation framework for primary care transformation. The work I will be doing during my internship on remote and rural practices will help to identify priorities for data, research and analysis and ensure that rural issues are included.
Any feedback is much appreciated!
Scottish Graduate School of Social Science Intern
Health and Social Care Analysis
T: 0131 244 3469