What do you need to be a rural generalist medical practitioner? – GP’s

27th April 2023

The Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare (FRRHH) is delighted to present a new webinar in our spotlight series.

Through this spotlight series, the Faculty aims to bring updates on best practice, innovation and key developments within remote, rural and humanitarian healthcare.

The next Faculty spotlight series will speak to the opportunities and challenges that come with practicing medicine in a remote, rural or island setting, beginning with General Practitioners.


This webinar will identify the challenges regularly faced by General Practitioner’s working in remote, rural and island settings. The webinar will include discussion of non-clinical aspects, provide examples of best practice, and explore how the FRRHH and the Capabilities Framework could help address these challenges.


The webinar aims to provide information on:

  • The challenges presented to GPs working in remote and rural settings
  • Examples of best practice from remote and rural primary care
  • FRRHH capabilities framework relevant to GPs working in remote and rural communities.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar the participant should be able to:

  • Appreciate and have insight into dealing with professional and personal challenges associated with working as a GP in remote and rural settings
  • Understand how to apply best practice in primary care health delivery
  • Critically review and assimilate relevant competencies for GPs working in remote and rural settings



This webinar will be chaired by Phil Wilson, Professor Emeritus at the University of Aberdeen and Deputy Chair of the Rural GP Association of Scotland.

Our panellists include:

  • Dr Kate Dawson – Scottish Rural GP Association, GP Western Isles
  • Dr Charles Siderfin – GP Advisor, Scottish Rural Medicine Collaborative (SRMC); GP/Rural Emergency Physician, NHS Highland
  • Dr Sarah Chalmers – Rural Generalist, Senior Lecturer Rural Medicine at James Cook University, Medical Superintendent on Palm Island, North Queensland and Immediate Past President, Australian College for Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).


1 Hour

To be eligible to receive CPD hours for webinar attendance you must connect for the full duration of the webinar AND complete the feedback survey.

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