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
Research into rural youth launched to coincide with the Year of Young People An initiative designed to research and better understand rural young people, aged 18-28, has been launched. The Rural Youth Project coincides with the 2018 Year of Young People and will combine an online survey, year-long in-depth video logs (vlogs) of 15-20 rural […]
Nominations are now invited for the annual NES Education Awards. With so much quality medical education being delivered across rural Scotland, we would encourage readers to consider whether they can nominate individuals or teams for these awards… The 5th annual NES Medical Directorate Awards for 2018 is to recognise outstanding contributions to the quality of […]
Rural Wonca is calling for nominees for the Rural WONCA (Working Party on Rural Practice) Council 2018. Council is meeting at the 15th Wonca World Rural Health Conference in New Delhi in April. Rural Wonca is this year seeking especially candidates from the following categories: Young doctors Female Developing countries Student Indigenous Other existing criteria […]
Due to retirement, we are looking for a GP partner to work eight sessions per week from September 2018. Our practice team is comprised of long-serving clinical and administration staff, with a combined service to the Dunkeld community of over 160 years. There is excellent team morale which provides an effective, efficient and enjoyable work […]
You can download the RGPAS response here. More comment to follow.
Tickets for the 2018 GURRMS (Glasgow University Remote & Rural Medicine Society) are set to go on sale for students tomorrow evening. Following on from the highly successful GURRMS 2017 conference that was held on Islay last year, GURRMS 2018 is set to take place in Portree on the Isle of Skye, at the Aros […]
A members’ survey carried out by the Rural GP Association of Scotland (RGPAS) has revealed a considerable level of concern across rural GPs in Scotland about the new GP contract proposals. Of 115 members, 74 have responded (65% response rate). One reason for conducting this survey, is the refusal to publish the geographical breakdown of […]
Last night’s BMA Scotland webchat with the Scottish GP Committee (SGPC) about the new GP contract was an opportunity for GPs across Scotland to engage with our negotiating team to find clarity, response and reassurance (where possible) about the new contract. We appreciate the time that our SGPC colleagues took out of their evenings in […]
Take a leap! GP needed on The island of North Uist, Outer Hebrides. We know it can feel like a huge step moving to a remote area to live and work. But if you take a chance on our wonderful island practice we don’t think you will regret your decision. Experience one of the most […]
See below for details on a Hypothermia Study Day being run by colleagues in ScotSTAR. You can click on the image to download a PDF.