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Clinical courage: an evolving concept crucial to rural practice

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 […]

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Voices from #ruralwonca: Day 1

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 […]

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RuralGP.com at #ruralwonca

Today marks the start of the 14th WONCA World Rural Health Conference, being held in Cairns, Australia. The programme is set to contain a fantastically diverse range of research and workshops covering everything from improvements in patient care, to developing new and effective ways to collaborate across boundaries in rural health.  You can follow the […]

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What happens when Deep End goes Rural?!

Many readers will be familiar with the Deep End project, originating in Glasgow but which has spread far and wide in describing the work of GPs working in areas of urban deprivation.  The original project brought together 100 general practices serving the most socio-economically deprived populations in Scotland.  The project team has carried out a fantastic […]

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Setting the right path for Canadian rural practice

Thanks to Dr Douglas Deans for highlighting this recently-published report from a collaborative taskforce in Canada, which has been set up to identify positive actions that are likely to result in a more robust, sustainable and supported rural health service in Canada.  The collaboration comprises the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) and the College of Family Physicians of Canada […]

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Rural GP Kate MacGregor is RCGP Scotland GP of the Year

From Argyll to Inner City Glasgow, GPs Awarded for Their Outstanding Care The Royal College of GPs Scotland has announced the winners of the prestigious, annual GP of the Year and Practice Team of the Year awards. This year’s recipient of GP of the Year is Dr Kate MacGregor, a GP from Taynuilt Medical Practice […]

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Applications due by 7th April for Scottish Rural GP Fellowships 2017

beafellow.ruralgp.com 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 […]

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Dr Greg Hamill (Arran GP) and Dr Stephen Hearns (Consultant, Emergency Medical Retrieval Service) work together using ultrasound-guided vascular access. (Patient consent obtained).

#RuralGPframed – bringing rural healthcare into focus

the best camera is the one you have with you 1948 saw the beginning of the National Health Service in the UK.  Many of its principles were based on the development of the Highlands & Islands (Scotland) Medical Service which was launched in 1913 following the publication of the Dewar Report into the challenges of rural […]

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