Here’s an intriguing project that I found whilst searching for content here. Helse Nord is a collaboration between the North of Scotland and Norway, to exchange ideas about rural health care. There’s a myriad of presentations from their 2008 Conference. I have no idea whether it’s still going on – perhaps we can be enlightened. […]
This presentation was made by Dr Malcolm Ward, presently Chair of the RCGP Rural Forum in November 2008. It’s a great summary of all the present challenges to rural practice, and proposes the setup of a Rural Faculty, a subject undergoing much continued debate.
“Ensuring equitable access to health and social care”. This presentation is by Dr Iain Mungall, who is a GP in Hexham.
In October 2008, Dr Christine Bradshaw was awarded an RNLI Bronze Medal for Gallantry for her efforts in treating 3 crewmen on a large ship. She was working on the Island of Hoy at the time. This video explains her input, and why the rescue was particularly tricky.
This year’s RCGP Conference will be at the SECC in Glasgow – November 5-7. There will be some specifically rural events and presentations… details to follow. You can see a draft programme at the website: www.rcgpannualconference.org.uk.
Another series available on YouTube, is “Nursing TV” – a collection of insights into rural nursing practice in Australia. I know that hyperbaric medical care is delivered by quite a few of our rural colleagues… here’s the Auzzie perspective.
I came across this video of David Rakel, talking about his experience of rural medicine. It’s part of a series of recent videos on rural health, compiled by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The Institute of Rural Health are supporting the next Rural Health Week in Wales. A Rural Doctors Conference will be held as part of the programme. At the time of writing information was only available for 2008 – however the 2009 programme should be available soon.
Registrations are invited for the next WONCA Rural conference: 12th-14th June in Crete. Click on the logo for more details.