We’ve been asked to provide an area where rural GP jobs can be advertised. We’ve therefore created this as a tab at the top, and are willing to host information on vacancies in the UK. We’ll keep this under review, but hope it provides a useful hub in which to advertise. First up is a […]
‘Tis the season to be advertising conferences! Next up is BASICS Scotland, who’ve planned for a great conference on Saturday 12th September. This year the event will take place at the Erskine Bridge Hotel (near Glasgow) and the programme asks the question “Can the Emergency Services Cope on Their Own?”. Speakers include Pauline Howie, Acting […]
If you’re a GP Trainee, and interested in rural issues or want to practice in a rural setting, this new network is for you. We’ve realised that the opportunity to network with similarly-minded trainees is often limited, and with the development of the RCGP Rural Forum, it will be essential to have trainees on board… […]
The Institute of Rural Health has recently launched their redesigned website, making it easier to find their publications, info on latest research and events.
Another reminder that the Early Bird rate for the RCGP Annual Conference is available up until July 27th. The event, happening in the SECC in Glasgow on 5-7 November, is offering a comprehensive programme over the Thursday-Saturday… spanning topics including revalidation, GP training, innovation in practice… and loads more. You can view the full programme […]
This year’s Annual Rural Doctors’ Conference, with the Montgomeryshire Medical Society and the Institute of Rural Health, will be held on 30th September to 2nd October. The location is Newtown, in Powys, Wales (see Google Maps). It promises to be a stimulating event, and set in the Gregynog Estate there is likely to be much […]
News just out – OfCom have begun a consultation to develop plans for a new “111” number to be used where non-emergency health advice is required, in England. The main aim seems to reduce pressure from 999 calls, and consequently reduce the number of inappropriate A&E attendances. See details of the consultation here.
The Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee provides clinical advice to the ambulance services across the UK. They’ve done a lot of work on evidence based prehospital care, and the site links to their comprehensive prehospital care guidelines page. The Committee is based in East Midlands, but soon they will be based (administratively) in the […]
The Government is currently consulting on a review of health inequalities in England, and how to reduce them – as part of the “Marmot Review“. The RCGP Rural Forum recently noted that there is no mention of rural/remote health services in the supporting documents, and how populations in these areas are frequently subject to health […]
This month, the BMA have published an interesting report, highlighting some key innovative projects led by seventeen consultants around Scotland. The report includes examples of innovations in rural & remote practice, particularly in terms of improving access to services by patients. Of particular relevance to R&R practice are: Dr Andrew Inglis – setting up the […]