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: […]
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 […]
SCT have recently held their annual conference, and I’m hoping to obtain some of their presentations for the blog here. Watch this space! There’s some excellent updates on their current projects, backed by quite a team.
The Welsh Assembly have released details about their Rural Health Plan. The draft plan will be released in Spring this year, meantime their news release has some links to some important documents that are helping to inform the debate.
These are now available under “GP Training”. You may be aware that the new GP curriculum is set out in a number of statements. In 2007, the Remote & Rural Pathways Group (joint project in Scotland) published supplementary statements for rural practice. These are now available on this site here.
Glasgow, May 7 2009 “The inaugural Transfer and Retrieval Conference takes place in Glasgow University on May 7th 2009. With an array of experts in patient retrieval from medical, military and aviation backgrounds, attendance is essential for all involved in this rapidly expanding speciality. With sessions dealing with safe systems, training and equipment, the conference […]
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.