Feature Link: JRCALC

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 […]

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Rural innovation by consultants in Scotland

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 […]

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Conference Focus: Clinical Skills Unit

The Rural Forum are pleased to confirm that the Clinical Skills Unit will be in attendance at the RCGP Annual Conference, in Glasgow on November 5th-7th.  The unit comes in the form of an articulated lorry, containing a clinical environment where resuscitation and surgical procedures can be practised. It carries an impressive range of simulation […]

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e-GP: online learning for GPs

If you haven’t already visited the new e-GP online learning site, this one’s well worth bookmarking. Shaped around the ever-evolving RCGP Curriculum, the site has been developed by the Department of Health and RCGP.  Over the next two years, more and more content will be added – and the uniqe aspect of this resource is […]

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Rural WONCA Conference – happening now

Hundreds of rural practitioners from all over the world are gathering today in Heraklion, Crete for the 9th WONCA Rural Health Conference. There’s a focus on four key themes – health inequalities, technology, island medicine and health services for immigrants.  The full programme is available from the conference website, and we are hoping that some […]

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RCGP Annual Conference

A 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 […]

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UK RCGP Council Election Results

A report by Malcolm Ward I regret to report that I failed to gain enough votes to be elected to UK Council.  Riding on the rural ticket I only managed to attract 215 first preference votes.  I wish to thank all those of you who took the trouble to vote for me and to the […]

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Feature Link: Rural Services Network

This website offers a clean, well-organised resource for rural issues in England. “The Rural Services Network is a membership organisation devoted to safeguarding and improving services in rural communities across England. Already 250 organisations across the complete range of rural services are in membership, including local authorities, public bodies, businesses, charities and voluntary groups across […]

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