Lesley Riddoch on Telehealth

Lesley Riddoch, an excellent broadcaster on Radio Scotland, interviewed some top names in Telehealth in 2007.  Although it was recorded 2 years ago, the standard of broadcast is high and the programme is more about what telemedicine could eventually achieve. Those interviewed are: Dr Leonard Witkamp a dermatologist and Director of the Telemedicine Centre in […]

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RPAS Conference 2009

The next annual conference of the Remote Practitioners’ Association of Scotland will take place on November 12-14 2009 at Craigmonie Hotel, Inverness. See the diary for details, or watch http://www.remote-doctors.co.uk (but info not yet available).

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Commission for Rural Communities – response to Darzi

The CRC is an English government body set up to represent rural issues in national policy decisions.  In February they published “Rural Reference Bulletin No 2” (pdf) on the challenges of providing health care in rural areas. Back in June 2008, they’ve also produced the following video “The Rural Advocate – Our NHS, Our Future: […]

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RuralGP is here!

Today we launch the RuralGP blog – after weeks of fine tuning – and would like to welcome everyone who’s seeing this for the first time.  We’re really hoping that folk find it easy to contribute, whether that’s event news, slide presentations, podcasts, or useful links to other sites. I’ve tried to explain the background […]

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Rural Health Planning in Wales

The Welsh Assembly have released details about their Rural Health Plan.  The draft plan will be released in Spring this year, meantime their news release has some links to some important documents that are helping to inform the debate.

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Rural Curriculum Statements

These are now available under “GP Training”. You may be aware that the new GP curriculum is set out in a number of statements. In 2007, the Remote & Rural Pathways Group (joint project in Scotland) published supplementary statements for rural practice.  These are now available on this site here.

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Transfer & Retrieval Conference

Glasgow, May 7 2009 “The inaugural Transfer and Retrieval Conference takes place in Glasgow University on May 7th 2009.  With an array of experts in patient retrieval from medical, military and aviation backgrounds, attendance is essential for all involved in this rapidly expanding speciality. With sessions dealing with safe systems, training and equipment, the conference […]

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Presentations – Helse Nord RHF

Here’s an intriguing project that I found whilst searching for content here.  Helse Nord is a collaboration between the North of Scotland and Norway, to exchange ideas about rural health care.  There’s a myriad of presentations from their 2008 Conference.  I have no idea whether it’s still going on – perhaps we can be enlightened. […]

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