The Scottish Rural Medicine Collaborative (SRMC) is a programme funded by the Scottish Government’s GP Recruitment and Retention Fund. The programme – chaired by Ralph Roberts (Chief Executive of NHS Shetland) – is about developing ways to improve the recruitment and retention of GPs working in a rural setting across ten Health Board areas in Scotland – Grampian, Highland, Orkney, Shetland, Western Isles, Dumfries & Galloway, Ayrshire & Arran, Fife, Tayside and Borders. Also involved are NES, NHS HR Directors, RCGP Scotland and Rural GP Association. They are now looking for assistance from the rural health community in Scotland……
The SRMC Programme Board have agreed that the programme will work in the six project areas outlined above and are looking for the following people to support this work:
- A Programme Clinical Lead which will be funded 2 PAs (0.2 WTE) per week towards backfill for the post holder and will work across the whole Programme.
- Project Leads for Project 2* (Rural GP Recruitment Yearly Wheel), Project 3* (Rural GP Marketing Resources) and Project 6* (Rural GP Recruitment Support). More details about these individual projects are available in Appendix 1 in the linked document below. They would be particularly interested to hear from HR Managers or Practice Managers.
- Project Team Members for all projects. They would be particularly interested to hear from HR Managers or Practice Managers.