The next EMRS ScotSTAR Clinical Governance meeting is due to take place on Friday 12th May, at 1.30pm. These meetings take place at the EMRS base next to Glasgow Aiport, and VC links are invited (via the NHS Scotland VC Network) from rural practitioners (GPs, nurses, paramedics) across Scotland. The team values input and opinion at […]
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 […]
One of the sessions at #ruralwonca was delivered by some of the team at the Journal for Remote & Rural Health. I was really sorry to miss it, due to presenting in another session, but my tweeted request to make the advice available online was answered quickly and the presentation is now available – see […]
Today RuralGP.com highlighted the tribute speech given by Associate Prof Bruce Chater to the life and work of Dr John MacLeod of Lochmaddy in Scotland. I was delighted to catch up with Prof Chater after his speech, to ask him more about Dr MacLeod’s work with Rural WONCA, how the WONCA Working Party for Rural Practice […]
Another podcast, this time with junior doctor Rachael Sheridan. She tells me more about her experience of #ruralwonca and the ability to discover links with other doctors from Australia and beyond.
Today’s #ruralwonca programme includes a keynote delivered by Associate Professor Bruce Chater: the Dr John MacLeod Oration. Dr MacLeod was a legend in the world of WONCA and an inspirational rural GP. I regret that I never had the opportunity to meet him; my own career in rural practice was just starting when he died and […]
Today I attended a session at #ruralwonca which was delivered by Associate Professor Diann Eley from the University of Queensland on the role of personality traits on student experience of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships. Diann has gained considerable experience in this area, and specifically on how best to support and mentor students effectively whilst encouraging them to reflect on their own personalities – […]
At lunchtime today I was delighted to catch up with Australian rural doctors John Hall, Aaron Sparshott and Katie Chang. I asked them about their experience of the conference, their current careers and a bit about the success of the Australian Rural Generalist Pathway.
I was introduced to the concept of clinical courage when attending an International Rural Research Symposium last year at Tromso University in Norway. Dr Lucie Walters, of Flinders University in Australia, ran an enthralling workshop about some work that she and her team are doing to quantify and understand what we mean and can learn from clinical […]
Yesterday I caught up with several delegates attending the WONCA World Rural Health conference being held in Cairns, Australia over the next few days. Hear more about their backgrounds and why they have come to #ruralwonca by clicking on the interviews… and please don’t be shy if you are asked for a similar clip over the next […]