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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  [Dec13 – sorry, link no longer active, presentations no longer appear to be available] Topics include establishing where Scotland is at now with its telehealth strategy, managing long term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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Rural Practices in Northern Ireland moving towards Federation

Michael Smyth, GP, Northern Ireland writes… The culmination of a collaborative plan between mostly small rural practices in Northern Ireland was the recent launch of a new action plan by the Northern Ireland Small Practice Association (NISPA). Over 100 workers and GPs from practices across the province attended the event at the Manor House Hotel, […]

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Revalidation for Rural Practitioners

The RCGP have just released their Guide to the Revalidation of General Practitioners. It’s a must-read given that the GMC plans to phase in its strategy for relicensing and revalidation in 2009.  Whilst the document itself doesn’t specifically address issues of revalidation in rural/remote practice, there is work going on – including within the RCGP […]

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