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RPAS Conference: 8th-10th November 2012

Mary Drijfhout of the Remote Practitioners’ Association of Scotland, has issued details of the forthcoming RPAS conference.  It will be held on 8th-10th November at the Craigmonie Hotel in Inverness.

A varied programme has been lined up, to include updates from the Emergency Medical Retrieval Team, a ‘crash course’ on rural & remote police medical work, as well presentations from the team that have been spearheading the Dewar Centenary celebrations.  The RPAS annual conference also provides a great chance for rural & remote practitioners in Scotland to meet up and share ideas and concerns for the future of rural practice.

Attendance at the whole event costs just £100 (plus accommodation), with separate fees for attending specific sessions.  Further information and forms are available below.

>> Booking Form

>> Programme

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3rd EURIPA Rural Health Forum

Island of Pag

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 3rd EURIPA Rural Health Invitational Forum will now be held on the island of Pag, Croatia, instead of the original venue Porto.

A website detailing the programme and travel details is currently being put together at http://3rd-euripa.conventuscredo.hr/

From the looks of things, Zadar airport – 90 minutes away from the venue – is the best airport to aim for, with 1-stop flights available from airports including Edinburgh and Manchester.

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1st National Conference on Rural General Practice

March 16th 2012: Stoneybeck Inn, Bowscar, Penrith

Updated programme available as of 15th January.

This conference has been organised by the RCGP Rural Forum to provide essential educational updates to help fulfil the requirements for appraisal and revalidation, with a focus on the needs of rural and remote GPs practising across the UK.

Featuring an impressive line up of rural GPs and other practitioners, along with a hand injections workshop, the one-day event has been located to allow easy access from motorway and rail connections.

For more details, see the programme here.

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Rendez-Vous Ontario 2012

Exciting news is revealed by the organisers of Rendez-Vous 2012:

“Plan to be in Northern Ontario, Canada in October 2012, when the Northern Ontario School of Medicine will host a major joint world conference in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

This conference will bring together the Wonca World Rural Health Conference and The Network: Towards Unity for Health annual conference, as well as the next NOSM/Flinders Conference on Community Engaged Medical Education, the Consortium for Longitudinal Curricula, and the Training for Health Equity Network.”

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RPAS Conference 2011

The next RPAS (Remote Practitioners Association of Scotland) conference will be held at Craigmonie Hotel, Inverness on 10th-12th November.

Full details are available from the RPAS website, including the programme and booking form.  Presentations will span from major incidents, to lyme borreliosis and the latest in diabetes care.  The event also promises a great opportunity to meet up with fellow rural & remote doctors from across Scotland and beyond.

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Scottish Ambulance community resilience plan

The Scottish Ambulance Service has proposed a strategy to improve the networking of local emergency responders who are able to support the service in rural and remote areas.

The document highlights a number of proposals for involving local communities to assist in activities from emergency care to anticipatory and preventative measures.

The deadline for responses was in fact May 10th, however late submissions may be accepted – see the website for contact details.

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New: the RuralGP Network

The RuralGP Network ceased to exist in February 2015. Other options are available, including the RGPAS chatline.

From today you can join the new RuralGP Network, a mailing list designed to bring together rural GPs in the UK and beyond.  Click on this link to sign up (and note that you don’t need a GoogleMail account): http://groups.google.co.uk/group/ruralgp/

This new group will take over the function of the Yahoo Group – members of this have already been invited directly to join the Network.

In case there is confusion about what now exists, here’s a quick guide:

RuralGP Network: Google group for all rural GPs and trainees in the UK and beyond.

RuralTrainee Network: Google group specifically aimed at trainees and trainers in rural practice.

RCGP Rural Forum: initiative of the RCGP which is entirely separate to the above.  There are various membership benefits and you need to be a member/AiT of the RCGP to join.

“RCGP Rural Group” (Yahoo Group): no longer functioning

Questions?  Please get in touch.

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