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Weathering the storm of rural GP recruitment

Behind the scenes at Arran Medical Group, we have been working hard to keep our services sustainable and equitable across the island.  Many of our patients will be aware of the shortage of GPs across Scotland, and so far we have weathered the storm without too much impact on our services.   From August 2016 […]

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Advice and speedier referrals for the self-employed and small-business employees

Working Health Services (WHS) is a free, professional, and confidential service which aims to assist the self-employed and employees of small to medium enterprises (SMEs – employing less than 250 staff) whose health is affecting their ability to work. The service provides one to one telephone support, health and wellbeing assessments, and advice. Where appropriate, […]

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Social Services Q&A

We are pleased to publish a new guide for our patients: kindly compiled by our colleagues at Lamlash Social Services. For advice and information about how to access a wide range of services provided by Social Services – as well as useful pointers to other websites and organisations – please see the Social Services Q&A […]

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AMG in the news

In the last couple of weeks we’ve seen Arran Medical Group in the national news. Our AMG-Team video has received some great feedback, and we’re hoping to maximise coverage in our bid to attract a new GP to Arran.  We featured in The Herald on Friday, and later on Dr Hogg was interviewed by BBC […]

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GP Vacancy: Arran Medical Group is recruiting

An opportunity is now available for a GP to join the team at Arran Medical Group. We’re focussed on maintaining a sustainable model of rural general practice.  Keeping the medicine interesting.  Keeping work and life balanced.  And maintaining a comprehensive range of quality medical services to our patients. Arran Medical Group was formed in 2012 following the merger of […]

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Arran Youth Foundations launches AMG video

We’re delighted that members of Arran Youth Foundations have launched their video review of our medical practice here on Arran. Last year, we asked the group for ideas about how we could improve access to our younger patients, as well as any other ideas to improve access to healthcare on Arran.  Once we got past […]

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BBC Countryfile visits Arran Medical Group

Last night, BBC Countryfile featured the challenges and opportunities in rural practice across Scotland.  Arran was highlighted as an area where some particularly innovative work has taken place, to merge and collaborate in order to keep general practice sustainable on the island. You can see the clip on the iPlayer link below – valid for […]

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Do you carry an Epi-Pen?

From our Winter newsletter, just out… Some of our patients require to carry an epipen.  This is usually for a condition called anaphylaxis. If you have an epi-pen, please take a moment to check the expiry date.  It is important that your epipen is in date.  When you are a few weeks away from the expiry […]

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Run Arran – opportunities for runners at all stages

Over 50 locals have passed through the Jogscotland Beginners Course organised by RunArran The benefits of exercise have never been so evident.  At Arran Medical Group we’re very happy to raise awareness of opportunities on the island to get active, and Run Arran is one group which aims to make it easy for local residents to […]

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