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View from Australia

Rural practice is alive and kicking down under.  There are many similarities between UK and Auzzie general practice, however the extremes of remoteness are more widespread in Australia.  As a result, there are many innovative projects ongoing to reduce the effect of peripherality, and improve access to healthcare. The Royal Australian College of GPs has […]

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150 members and counting!

Since the weekend, we have over 150 members signed up to the Rural Forum.  We’re pleased to see such an enthusiastic response, and will be emailing you soon to formally welcome you to the Forum. If you haven’t yet signed up, see here for further details.

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Dr John Macleod: Eulogy

Dr John Macleod: Eulogy

Dr James Douglas, a GP in Fort William, made the following eulogy speech at Dr Macleod’s funeral.  He has kindly given his permission for this to be made available here. Dr John MacLeod 1935 – 2009 I first met John and Lorna in 1977 when I came to North Uist as a young doctor on […]

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Dr John MacLeod: Obituary

Dr John MacLeod: Obituary

The following obituary has been contributed by Dr James Douglas, a GP in Fort William.  Dr Douglas also spoke at Dr Macleod’s recent funeral, and the eulogy which he wrote for this will be published on RuralGP in the next few days. Dr John AJ MacLeod MBE, DL, MB ChB, DCH, DRCOG, FRCP ( Glas), FRCGP, […]

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RCGP Rural Forum: Join Today

RCGP Rural Forum: Join Today

Today, all RCGP members will receive an email inviting them to join the newly-established RCGP Rural Forum.  This is a key step in improving the representation that rural & remote practitioners have within the College. More information about the Rural Forum, and the benefits on offer, will appear here over the next few weeks, culminating […]

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Tributes to Dr John Macleod OBE, GP Lochmaddy

The rural & remote health community was saddened in the last week to learn of the death of Dr John Macleod, long-serving GP of Lochmaddy (North Uist, Scotland) and one of the pioneers of rural practice. The links below will demonstrate the impressive level of involvement that Dr Macleod had in the development of rural practice […]

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