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 (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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