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Activities and Events

Humanitarian Healthcare - What I Wish I Had Known

Hosted by Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare (FRRHH)

On Wednesday 27th January, we will be hosting our first humanitarian webinar of 2021 ahead of our Introduction to Humanitarian Online Course launching soon.

This will be an insightful evening with an opportunity to hear from experienced humanitarian healthcare professionals sharing their expertise and ‘what they wished they had known’ before their first humanitarian deployment.

This webinar is suitable for anyone interested in humanitarian healthcare and all specialties and career grades are welcome.


Thriving and Surviving in Remote & Rural General Surgery 

Hosted by Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare (FRRHH)

Our first webinar of 2021 in partnership with The Viking Surgeons Association will take place on Tuesday 26th January. This webinar is suitable for anyone who is interested in pursuing a career within remote and rural general surgery.


General Surgery Subspecialties in the Rural Unit - Gastroenterology

Hosted by Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare (FRRHH)

Our final webinar of 2020 in partnership with The Viking Surgeons Association took take place on Thursday 10th December.

We had three short update presentations on gastroenterology topics where management of patients has changed significantly in the last decade including:

  • Large or suspicious colorectal polyps
  • Acute upper GI bleeding
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

 To watch the recording of this webinar click here


Surgical Specialty Emergencies in the Rural Unit - ENT

Hosted by Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare (FRRHH)

During our webinar in partnership with The Viking Surgeons Association on Wednesday 25th November we explored the management of Ears, Nose and Throat Surgical emergencies in the remote and rural setting. 

This webinar discussed the main life-threatening emergencies encountered in ENT including: epistaxis, post-operative bleeding and airway problems.

To watch the recording of this webinar click here.


Global Remote and Rural Healthcare: How Can We Do It Better?

17 – 18 November 2020


To watch the recordings of the conference, register for free here 

Hosted by Bridge2Aid in partnership with ProDental CPD, this inaugural e-conference focused on sustainability, challenges, innovations and improvements within remote and rural healthcare and featured an esteemed panel of speakers from five different continents. 

Bridge2Aid exist with the aim to strengthen local healthcare provisions and eliminate suffering for billions of people in the developing world due to a lack of access to emergency care by offering training to rural-based health workers and equipping them with necessary resources.

The Faculty of Remote, Rural & Humanitarian Healthcare (FRRHH) were delighted to support this conference with representatives from the Faculty’s Executive Committee, who delivered sessions on the following topics:

  • The Future For Remote Practitioners is Bright: Improving Health Outcomes Globally - Great Health Anywhere                                     
  • Delivering Remote, Rural & Humanitarian Healthcare - The Challenges                                                                    
  • How Can We Train Now?                                                                                                                                                             


Combining Remote & Rural Surgery with Humanitarian Healthcare

Hosted by Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare (FRRHH)

During our webinar on Tuesday 20th October, we examined different aspects of combining rural surgery in a humanitarian healthcare setting. Speakers included: David Sedgwick, discussing the practicalities and benefits of volunteering for humanitarian work, David Wightwick, who gave an overview of UK-Med / UKEMT and David Nott who provided an overview of the David Nott Foundation and specifically the DNF HEST course.

To watch the recording of this webinar click here.


Viking Surgeons Association Virtual Conference 2020

Hosted by Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare (FRRHH)
15, 16 and 17 September 2020

The Viking Surgeons Association (VSA) Annual Conference 2020 hosted by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare (FRRHH) took place as three, one-hour long webinars on the evenings of Tuesday 15th to Thursday 17th September 2020.

Each one-hour webinar included topics under the headings: ‘Trauma in Rural Areas’, ‘Tips and Tricks for the Rural General Surgeon’ and ‘How do we Train a Rural General Surgeon?’. The aim was to provide a programme of interest to Rural General Surgeons in the UK, trainees in general surgery, and the many rural surgeons practicing throughout the world.

The Viking Surgeons Association is comprised of surgeons working in remote areas of Scotland and Nordic Countries and it is hoped during this series to forge links and discuss problems relevant to rural surgeons throughout the world.

To watch the recordings of all three webinars click here.


The Faculty of Remote and Rural Healthcare 2019 November Workshop

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, 13th November 2019

The Faculty formerly known as FRRH, held an informative event about the various activities taking place within the Faculty and how people could be involved and support the development of FRRH and remote and rural healthcare globally. The event was hosted by FRRHH Chair, Dr Rikard Moen, Chief Medical Officer at Optima Health and supported by former FRRH Chair, Alistair Fraser, VP of Health, Shell.

The event served as a working meeting to gather feedback and input for the creation of the FRRH Capabilities Framework. This framework will deliver the following;

  • Provide a description of the scope of practice and capabilities required of those working in clinical roles in remote and rural contexts e.g. for healthcare organizations and their employees
  • Provide a foundation against which training providers can align course development for remote and rural health care professionals
  • Act as a basis for development of clinical examinations in remote and rural healthcare.

The Faculty was delighted to welcome three world renowned remote and rural healthcare speakers who discussed the challenges and successes they experienced in remote and rural healthcare. The event speakers are three advocates of the professional diversity that the Faculty looks to support in developing remote and rural healthcare. Each speaker listed below discussed the challenges to healthcare faced within their respective arenas. 

Dr Sundeep Dhillon - Medical and Technology Advisory, Case Medicine

Dr David Flower -  Senior Health Director, BP

Dr Brian Davey - Director, Health and Safety, World Bank

This event was sponsored by Interactive Health Limited 

IHL works with expert healthcare practitioners and academics to develop smart mobile health programmes. These incorporate machine learning and are secured using blockchain.

We are developing  "Well@Work" (Occupational Health) and "Well@Practice" (Supporting Multi-Disciplinary Healthcare teams at remote locations}  as innovative smart prescriptions for active health. The incorporation of personalised life-long health pathways and a new rewards platform aims to motivate users to keep returning to them.


FRRH 12th November Drinks Reception

The FRRH Executive Committee were delighted to host an evening of informal networking on the evening of the 12th November, in the historic RCSEd Fellows Library. 

Tours of the Surgeons Hall Museum were available on the evening. 


If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for any of our events, please get in touch with the Faculty Development Team at frrhh@rcsed.ac.uk

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