Thanks for visiting RuralGP.com.
Since 2009, this site has aimed to provide perspective, updates and a service to rural GPs in collating useful and interesting information. It has relied on voluntary effort, with money sometimes being raised from advertising opportunities for supporting student scholarships via the Rural GP Association of Scotland.
However, we are in a difficult situation at present in rural Scotland. The new GP contract, which the Rural GP Association of Scotland believes to be inadequately rural-proofed, is causing anxiety and uncertainty. As a side-effect of the work required to attempt to address these concerns in Scotland, RuralGP.com is no longer able to be developed and maintained – the time is just not available.
We have kept the site available for viewing as there is still a lot of information that might be of interest and help to rural GPs. However, please be aware that it is not being updated so frequently. Earlier this year, the RGPAS membership benefit of free advertising on RuralGP.com was rescinded, so this is no longer available.
To find out more about working in Scotland, there is a new website at https://gpjobs.scot/
To find out more about the Rural GP Association of Scotland, visit the site at http://www.ruralgp.scot
To find out more about the challenges of the new GP contract, you can visit these pages:
- Our Scottish Government needs to recognise the potential of Scottish rural practice
- Scottish Parliament Public Petitions Committee papers (raising concerns about the new GP contract for rural communities)
- RGPAS Chair’s Report November 2018
- The Rural Short Life Working Group of the Scottish Government (set up to address implementation challenges of the new contract to rural communities)
Thank you again for visiting RuralGP.com. To view the archived site, click here.