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ABOUT RGPAS

RGPAS members are GPs from across rural Scotland.  It was previously in existence for 10 years as the Remote Practitioners’ Association of Scotland, and prior to that for around 30 years as The Inducement Practitioners’ Association, but was renamed RGPAS in December 2014 to reflect the increasingly recognised role of a rural GP.

The purpose of the Association is to further the educational and medico-political needs of its members. The educational activity is concentrated into the Annual Conference, and political issues discussed at the AGM. Medico-political issues are also dealt with throughout the year as the need arises, for instance: during recent years of New Contract negotiations, representatives of the RPAS have had a strong political voice.  Together with SGPC representatives they have resolved many contentious issues with relation to rural issues and the New Contract.

Members of RGPAS have a common aim which is to uphold and develop high quality rural medical services in their respective areas. Many of our members work in single-handed or small isolated Practices, and therefore the Association provides an invaluable link to others who are in the same sort of situation, with similar challenges and opportunities to innovate.

RGPAS is keen to extend its membership to any GP who feels they would benefit from joining.  In addition, we intend to make further opportunities available for students and trainees over the next few years.

RGPAS COMMITTEE

david

David is a GP Principal on the Isle of Arran. He became Chair of RGPAS in 2016.

David Hogg

Chair
angus

Angus is a GP Principal on the Isle of Islay. He joined the RGPAS committee in 2016.

Angus MacTaggart

Vice Chair
susan

Susan is a GP Principal at the Hillswick Practice in Shetland, and GPwSI (Paediatrics) at the Gilbert Bain Hospital.

Susan Bowie

Secretary
malcolm

Malcolm is a GP Principal in Carradale, Kintyre.

Malcolm Elder

Treasurer
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Isla is a Sessional GP, working across rural Scotland. She became Membership Secretary in 2016.

Isla Hislop

Membership Secretary
jim

Jim Finlayson

Lead for Students & Research
chris

Chris is a Sessional GP, working across the Highlands of Scotland.

Chris Williams

Additional Member
richard

Richard is a GP Principal in Ullapool.

Richard Weekes

Additional Member

KEY DOCUMENTS

Constitution

Our constitution was updated, and accepted, in December 2016.

Membership Form

Full membership of RGPAS is open to all qualified rural GPs in Scotland - for only £20 per annum.