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This year's annual RGPAS conference will take place on 2-4 November 2017 at the Craigmonie Hotel in Inverness, and details are now available on RuralGP.com. Conference Theme: Realising Realistic Rural Medicine Covering a wide range of topics, from clinical updates and emergency care, to managing family life...

At our #RGPAS16 conference we were pleased to welcome the GP IT Reprovisioning team to present an update and discuss challenges of IT implementation in Scottish rural practice. The GP IT Reprovisioning Team have provided us with the following updated presentation.  Please feel free to download...

Today we launch the new RGPAS website - redesigned with the aim of providing an improved showcase of Scottish rural general practice, as well as being a solid platform from which to keep our members, and others interested in Scottish rural GP - informed. Please take...

Applications are invited for a number of scholarships made available by The Rural GP Association of Scotland (RGPAS).  Funded by the RGPAS Educational Trust  the scholarship scheme aims to: Encourage and enable Scottish students to experience a Rural GP elective in Scotland, and Support members of...

The feedback report for students (many of whom received RGPAS Conference scholarships, all of whom accessed significantly discounted tickets) is now available. Once again, the feedback seems to be very positive, with strong indications that student attendance at the conference enabled new opportunities to be found,...

Fascia iliaca hip nerve blocks are increasingly recognised as offering very effective analgesia for fractured hips - both prehospitally, as well as community hospitals and centres of expertise. Source: Mackinnon Rural General Hospital, Broadford, Skye Main Contact: Dr Alistair Innes, Rural Practitioner Current at: December 2016 Acknowledgements: Thanks to Dr Innes who has kindly made...

Rural practice is ripe for some great research opportunities.  Encouraging and enabling quality research in remote and rural Scotland would bring a number of benefits, including recruitment & retention, and stronger evidence base for rural-proofing other interventions, and a useful perspective of 'generalist practice'. There's a...

It's widely acknowledged - and evidence based - that experiencing rural practice during medical school is a significant stimulant to considering a career in rural practice.  Many of us who are now rural GPs were inspired by our own electives, special study modules and GP...

This pathway for major trauma has been developed to link immediate management of trauma - including interventions possible at a community hospital - with appropriate transfer under the major trauma network being developed in Scotland. Source: Arran Medical Group/Arran War Memorial Hospital Main Contact: David Hogg, GP Current at: November 2016 Management...

This Acute Coronary Syndrome pathway has been developed to link immediate management of ACS (including thrombolysis and other measures possible at a community hospital) with appropriate transfer for primary/secondary PCI. Source: Arran Medical Group/Arran War Memorial Hospital Main Contact: David Hogg, GP Current at: August 2016 Our ACS pathway has...