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Applications invited now for Scottish Rural GP Fellowships 2018

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 […]

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Louise Polson publishes in RRH about student placement in Shetland

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 […]

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Our Scottish Government needs to recognise the potential of Scottish rural practice

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 […]

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Latest news from the SRMC

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 […]

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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 clinicalgovernance@basics-scotland.org.uk 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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