Tuesday, 27 November 2018

#Discover GP

The 2019 Scotland Discover GP conference will showcase the exciting, dynamic and rewarding career that is General Practice. 

Join the University of Aberdeen GP Society in exploring the wonderful diversity associated with the profession, learn more about becoming a GP and discuss the career with a variety of high profile GPs.

Medical students, FYs and PAs can expect a varied programme of workshops and talks with plenty of opportunity to hear from, meet and network with GP trainees and qualified GPs including GPs with special interest. 

Highlights include interactive workshops exploring lifestyle medicine, sports medicine, BASICS and the business side of general practice, with more to be to be revealed shortly. 

This day-long conference will be hosted by the University of Aberdeen GP Society, welcoming medical students from local universities – Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow & St Andrews. Lunch and refreshments will be provided as well as FREE transport included from all universities in the region. 

This event is part of a UK-wide conference series, taking place in Aberdeen, Cambridge, Cardiff, Keele, Leeds, Liverpool and London during February and March 2019.


The event is free to attend for all medical students, foundation doctors and physician associates. All you need to do is sign up with RCGP, which can easily be done by visiting rcgp.org.uk/membership  

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Familiarity breeds content – why the personal link with GPs is vital to the nation’s health

Dr Miles Mack, GP in Dingwall and former chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners Scotland writing in the Press and Journal last week about the value of continuity of care provided in General Practice and its role in increasing patient satisfaction and improved patient care.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

"Realistic Medicine, Realistic Training"

Educational Supervisors from across the North Region of the Scottish Deanery from Lossiemouth to Lerwick, Stonehaven to Stornaway and Forres to Fort William gathered in Nairn last week for dynamic two day conference "Realistic Medicine, Realistic Training".

The conference, which always has an excellent attendance, is an opportunity for ESs across the region to share learning and experiences, to help them develop as educators and to enable them to offer the best support and training they can to GPSTs across the North region.

We were delighted to welcome the Chair of RCGP Scotland, Dr Carey Lunan, as our key note speaker discussing "Realistic General Practice: politics, conflicts and opportunities" and also had an opportunity to hear from Dr Des Spence about " A new Future in Primary Care: a solution to the crisis"

ESs met with the new Director of GP Education for the East, Dr Amjad Khan and attended a wide variety of different workshops run by both their colleagues and external speakers.

We are looking forward to reviewing the feedback and starting the planning for the conference next year.

Dr Jenny Craig, GP and ES, Fyvie Oldmeldrum Medical Group and Associate Advisor NES North region
On behalf of the North Region Conference Orgnaising Committee

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