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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  [Dec13 – sorry, link no longer active, presentations no longer appear to be available] Topics include establishing where Scotland is at now with its telehealth strategy, managing long term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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James Ferguson on Telemedicine

Clip from Lesley Riddoch‘s BBC Scotland show on 18 January 2008.  James Ferguson is Consultant in A&E Medicine in Aberdeen, with an interest in telemedicine – he’s part of the team at the Scottish Centre for Telehealth.  He covers topics related to remote medicine, including hospital closures and using technology to reduce the problem of distance. […]

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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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