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
The agreement of the new Scottish GP contract has triggered real concerns about just how seriously the challenges facing Scotland’s rural communities are being considered by our professional and political leaders – and how rural NHS services are being considered in the context of the overall NHS Scotland team. In RGPAS (the Rural GP Association […]
The Dingwall Medical Group are looking for a doctor to join the practice. We have a large list size of 11,300 patients. There are currently 9 partners working between 6 and 9 sessions each week. We are a training practice for GPST’s & medical students. Based in a spacious and newly refurbished Health Board owned […]
Over the next few months we will be featuring a number of spotlights on current rural GPs across Scotland. Dr Steve McCabe works at the Portree Medical Practice on the Isle of Skye and has written the following to give his perspective on rural healthcare… Who am I? My name is Steve McCabe. I have […]
This video of Dr Mayara Floss – rural doctor in Brazil and passionate advocate for international rural health – has recently been publicised via the Rural WONCA email list by Dr John Wynn Jones, chair of the WONCA Working Party on Rural Health. Mayara was invited to give her perspective on the issue of “Investing […]
Over the next few months we hope to feature a number of spotlights on current rural GPs across Scotland. Dr Martin Beastall works on Jura with his wife Dr Abby… Life and Work on the Isles of Islay & Jura: Living the Remote and Rural Dream Who are we? Jura Medical Practice consists of a […]
Applications are now being invited for the GP Rural Fellowship Scheme, overseen by NHS Education for Scotland. The Fellowships offer a fantastic opportunity to build skills and experience in rural general practice, whilst experiencing the challenges and opportunities first-hand – during a well-supported year which includes nine weeks of study leave and a generous study […]
Louise Polson, medical student at Glasgow University, has written about her student rural medicine placement in Remote & Rural Health. She writes… This placement also provided the opportunity to research and write this essay, which gave me a much deeper understanding of how emergency care is provided in remote areas and allowed me to consider […]
THE Scottish Rural Medicine Collaborative (SRMC) has been set up with Scottish Government funding to look at ways of improving the recruitment and retention of remote and rural general practice in Scotland. The SRMC works across 10 health board areas – Grampian, Highland, Orkney, Shetland, Western Isles, Dumfries & Galloway, Ayrshire & Arran, Fife, Tayside […]
BASICS Scotland Clinical Governance Meeting The next Clinical Governance Meeting will take place on Monday 19th March 2018 at 7.00pm. We are still looking for any interesting cases out there to discuss. Do you have something? If so contact us on email@example.com with details. The meeting summary and supporting documents are now available on the members […]
The 8th EURIPA Rural Health Forum will be held in Maale Hachamisha, Israel between 14 – 16 November 2018. The theme for this year’s Forum is “The challenge of the vulnerable and ageing population in rural medicine” and will focus on the importance of delivering quality medical care in remote locations to the old, incapacitated and deprived. The deadline […]