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Country Land & Business Association & "Notspots"

You may have recently seen coverage of concerns regarding the lack of broadband availability in rural areas.  Such areas have been labelled “notspots” and increasingly, access to broadband/internet is used as a marker of disadvantaged living circumstances.  Indeed today, it has been reported that broadband is just as essential as other utilities, including water, electricity […]

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Get involved with RuralGP

We welcome any new material or ideas for the blog. If you’d like to add something, or get involved with posting/podcasting/editing please do get in touch. I’ve added some pages here to describe the various ways of doing this.

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Feature Link: NISPA

Feature Link: NISPA

  Further to Michael Smyth’s input about the NISPA work on federated models of care, this site might be of interest, particularly to our Northern Ireland readers. Whilst the remit for NISPA is small practices, in essence the majority of its membership comes from remote & rural practices.  Some interesting solutions to the problem of isolated […]

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RCGP Conference

The full programme for the RCGP Conference (November 5-7, in Glasgow) is now available from the conference website. Of particular interest to rural members, is session B6, which will mark the official launch of the RCGP Rural Forum.  We’ll provide more details asap. Other events in the conference programme should prove interesting for rural colleagues […]

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Annual Rural Doctors’ Conference: Autumn 2009

This year’s Rural Health Week – including the Rural Doctors’ Conference – which aims to raise the profile of rural health issues locally, regionally and nationally, will be held from September 27 to October 3. The theme chosen by the Institute of Rural Health (IRH), which organises the week, is ‘Reaching Out: Enabling access to […]

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Malcolm Ward: RCGP Council Elections

Ballot papers are now out for electing the next RCGP UK Council.  Malcolm Ward, chair of the RCGP Rural Forum is standing for a place on the council, and his statement is copied below.  If any other nominees wish to state their intentions for the advancement of rural issues, we will be happy to host […]

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Scottish Centre for Telehealth Conference

All the presentations from February’s SCT conference are now available from here.  [Dec13 – sorry, link no longer active, presentations no longer appear to be available] Topics include establishing where Scotland is at now with its telehealth strategy, managing long term conditions at home with telemedicine, clinical photography, dementia & telehealth, and involving communities in […]

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