Often driven by resource limitations, an expert generalist overview or by close relations with the local community (and all the skills and creativity that is to be found there), rural healthcare has come up with procedures, interventions and population health measures that have gone on to be replicated across regions and counties.
You can email yours (with references and images if possible) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many of us have benefited from sharing of pathways, protocols and other work. RGPAS is keen to encourage and facilitate collaboration. We have therefore launched the RGPAS Great Ideas Bank to showcase useful resources which can be downloaded and adapted for local use.
Please give full credit of the original work in any adapted versions that you use in your local setting. RGPAS, nor the original authors, can accept clinical responsibility for implementation of these resources – that responsibility lies with those who are adapting these resources for their own use.
If you have a resource to share, you can email it to email@example.com and we’ll add it to this section.
There is a huge amount of grass-roots experience amongst RGPAS members. RGPAS is keen to improve how we can identify key aspects of rural clinical and non-clinical practice (including student teaching, GP training) that could be improved with a bit of innovation and thought.
This area can also be used to highlight potential areas for research.
We encourage anyone – but particularly RGPAS members – to submit ideas for consideration. These will also be used to inform our representations to various national bodies – including the BMA, NHS Education for Scotland and the Scottish Government.