19th March 2018: Next BASICS Scotland Clinical Governance Meeting

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 with details. The meeting summary and supporting documents are now available on the members […]

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8th EURIPA Health Forum: 14-16 November 2018

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 […]

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International research into rural young people’s views

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 […]

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NES Annual Educational Awards – nominations invited

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 […]

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Call for new Rural WONCA Committee Members

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 […]

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Vacancy: Dunkeld (GP Partner)

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 […]

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RGPAS survey indicates extent of #gpcontract concern

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 […]

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