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    From road accidents to heart attacks, you can be the only doctor around until more help arrives, sometimes by helicopter.


Tribute: Mark Bloch

Many of Scotland’s rural GPs will have benefited from the wonderful teaching skills of Dr Mark Bloch, who died on Saturday 18th October, 2014.  A passionate provider of prehospital care in his home town of Aberdeen, he also helped to encourage and enthuse many participants of BASICS Scotland‘s prehospital care courses.  A respected teacher, clinician […]

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Vacancy: Killin (Salaried)

SALARIED GP with potential for partnership Maternity Locum also available Killin Medical Practice seeks to recruit a salaried GP to work 6 – 8 sessions per week (by agreement) to our small, friendly team which serves a remote practice population of approximately 1570. The clinical team consists of Dr Elizabeth Watson and Dr David Syme […]

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Making sure your medical student has a good time

Glasgow University has recently created an online forum for its medical student tutors.  This week a great resource was highlighted, which is relevant to all (including the wider practice team) involved in medical student teaching. The presentation is called ‘There’s a student coming next week…” – which accurately reflects the feeling that I think most […]

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3rd Edition - soon to be published

Raby A&E Radiology Survival Course

The next A&E Radiology Survival Course (run by Nigel Raby et al) will be held on Thursday 18th December at Glasgow Medical School. This well established event is known for focussing on the essentials: tips, tricks and pitfalls of interpreting plain radiography in the A&E department.  You can find a more personal review of the […]

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View across Lake Dunstan

Vacancy – GP, Cromwell, New Zealand (Salaried)

This practice is seeking a General Practitioner with a wide spectrum of rural GP skills, especially with experience in emergencies or urgent care. You must be able to show leadership when required but also to work as part of an integrated team. A competitive remuneration package is on offer Seven to eight sessions per week […]

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Vacancy – Lochcarron (Partner)

GP PARTNER – FULL TIME Owing to the retirement of our Senior Partner on 31st May 2015, we are looking for a new full-time GP Partner in the picturesque Highland village of Lochcarron. Friendly 2-Partner PMS Section 17C Dispensing Practice List size 940 Modern (1992) purpose-built Surgery (no premises buy-in required) Great lifestyle (climbing, cycling, […]

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BASICS Responders provide prehospital care across Scotland, especially in rural and remote areas.

BASICS Scotland Clinical Governance meeting: Tue 7th October

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 […]

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Craigmonie Hotel, Inverness

RPAS Conference Student Scholarships 2014

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 […]

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Rural connectivity in Scotland – a step forward?

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 […]

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Medical Students – why go rural?

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. […]

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