From road accidents to heart attacks, you can be the only doctor around until more help arrives, sometimes by helicopter.
Living and working in stunning scenery, with the occasional chance to enjoy it too.
It’s true that on-call can extend beyond typical commitments of a city-based GP, but the satisfaction of serving a close-knit community can be unparalleled.
Rediscover your sound clinical reasoning, when access to blood tests and imaging is a good ambulance/ferry/helicopter trip away
All members of BASICS Scotland are invited to join the next BASICS Scotland clinical governance meeting, on Tuesday 7th October from 6.30pm – 8pm. Now running for over a year, these offer responders across Scotland the opportunity to hear and contribute to case discussion, clinical updates, activity reports and general discussion about prehospital care. All […]
Things are heating up for this year’s RPAS 2014 conference, to be held in Inverness from Thursday 6th November. A full programme is planned, spanning a range of topics relevant to rural general practice. We are pleased to announce the introduction of RPAS Conference Student Scholarships – to enable up to seven medical students to attend […]
On Wednesday 10th September, I attended a meeting in Edinburgh about connectivity in rural Scotland. Following the report ‘Being Rural’, launched a few weeks ago by the RCGP Scotland Rural Strategy Group, the meeting was organised to discuss our concerns with the relevant departments of the Scottish Government. Is this important? Connectivity has become a crucial […]
Rural practice offers a wealth of learning opportunities for medical students. If you’re thinking about ‘going rural’ for your GP placement, you might want to watch this video that has been produced to highlight what rural practice has to offer. Aberdeen and Dundee Universities already have rural programmes for GP experience. Glasgow is making these increasingly available. […]
Salaried General Practitioners – Full-time / Part-time (flexible working) Looking for a change, a challenge and a breath of fresh air? Be the Doctor you always wanted to be at Riverbank Medical Practice in Thurso Riverbank Medical Practice became an NHS Highland Salaried Practice in April 2014, and we are now looking for enthusiastic and […]
We are seeking a bright, enthusiastic locum initially for a minimum of six months with the opportunity to become a partner further down the track. Due to rapid growth of the patient register and on call capacity, the need has become paramount to employ another GP to assist with easing the workload. April 2015 start […]
Dr Malcolm Ward, Chair of the RCGP Rural Forum, highlights the RF session at the RCGP Conference next week… If you are attending the RCGP Conference in Liverpool be sure to attend the Rural Practice session Stream F, 3.55pm on Friday 3rd October 2014. Hear about new ideas to help future-proof remote and rural practice […]
The Royal College of General Practitioners (Scotland) is pleased to announce the launch of GP of the Year 2014. Each year RCGP Scotland, the professional membership organisation for general practitioners, seeks recommendations from patients or family members to nominate their GP for the prestigious RCGP Scotland GP of the Year Award for outstanding standards of patient […]
SALARIED GP VACANCY (Partnership vacancy also available) We are a friendly, innovative and forward thinking Practice situated in the rural town of Turriff. Due to retirement we are looking to recruit a flexible, motivated Salaried GP 6 sessions per week to join our team 17c Practice with 7,500 Patients Training and Teaching Practice Community Hospital […]
(Salaried post also available) We are a friendly, innovative and forward thinking Practice situated in the rural town of Turriff. Due to retirement we are looking to recruit a Partner Part-Time – 4 sessions per week 17c Contract with 7,500 Patients Training and Teaching Practice Outside interests and personal development encouraged INPS Vision Clinical System, […]