Aberdeen Uni showcases pilot Rural GP exposure for first year students

Aberdeen University Medical School have just released this video to report on a project which enabled first year medical students to experience rural general practice.  A new initiative by the University, made possible by a donation from Mr Joe Officer, saw 14 first year medical students taken on a two day adventure to Cairngorm national […]

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Elective Report: Isle of Arran 2017

Hannah Kennedy and Louise Black are two third year medical students at Glasgow University, who have just completed a 4 week elective in rural GP on the Isle of Arran.  They kindly agreed to have their elective report published on RuralGP.com… Our time was split between the five practices that make up the Arran Medical […]

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STI Management: Syndromic vs. Laboratory-based Approach

Clinical considerations and ethical deliberations from a rural Caribbean clinic Dr Josie Reynolds recently contacted RuralGP.com to offer to write about her experiences and observations from rural Jamaica.  We’re delighted to feature the first of these articles here… As doctors, we are most comfortable with our diagnoses when we have investigative results to confirm them. […]

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BASICS Scotland Adult Tele-education Course Starts 28th August 2017

BASICS Scotland would like to announce the dates for the next Adult Tele-education Course, presented by Karyn Webster. This 10 week course will start on Monday the 28th August and run for 10 weeks with a 2-week break in October. Tele-education by BASICS Scotland is an online learning resource ideal for remote and rural practitioners […]

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Podcast from @fakethom and @RuralGPScot highlights #ruralLGBTQ work in #ruralGP

Back in March, the Rural GP Association of Scotland (RGPAS) launched a range of guidance designed to make rural practice in Scotland more accessible to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBTQ+) patients. At the annual RGPAS Conference last year, held in Inverness, we were delighted to welcome Dr Thom O’Neill to talk about LGBTQ+ inequalities in rural areas, […]

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Vacancy: Benbecula, Scottish Hebrides (Partner/Salaried GP)

Would you like to work in the Outer Hebrides in our small and supportive practice? Are you interested in Community Hospital work, maybe developing your clinical interests, and re-invigorating your love of General Practice and Medicine? As well as a varied and fulfilling job, we can offer a strong community, wild hills and huge beaches, exciting live music, wildlife and […]

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Highland innovations in eHealth

Thanks to RGPAS member Dr Richard Weekes for highlighting some fantastic work going on in NHS Highland to innovate eHealth applications aimed at improving access to healthcare in rural settings. Here’s an introductory video showcasing some of the projects… …an STV news item about the PILLCAM project in Ullapool to provide easy access to endoscopy […]

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