This week I was invited to give evidence to the Health & Sport Committee on behalf of the Royal College of GPs Scotland, about the challenges surrounding recruitment & retention to rural areas. I joined a relatively large panel, and a lively discussion ensued.  I am particularly concerned about a ‘disconnect’ that seems to be […]

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A few months ago I featured a ‘behind the scenes’ video from Tallboy Productions, when they came to Arran to film for the #ThinkGP campaign. Here’s the finished product, aiming to showcase some of the attractions and opportunities that exist within rural general practice.

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Here’s the #ThinkGP campaign’s video to showcase the varied careers possible within general practice.  There are stressors and pressures on general practice across the UK – due to recruitment & retention challenges as well as under-resourcing.  That said, a career in GP can still offer one of the widest ranges of work interests, and there are […]

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02 Jun 2016

I did a lot of thinking in the run up to this presentation which I gave at the Rethinking Remote 2016 conference in Inverness… and it turned out to be a great event for inspiration and energy for thinking about our challenges in rural and remote healthcare. Thanks to Armchair Medical for making the video […]

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