Care in remote and island communities

Discover the unique experiences and innovative approaches in remote, rural, and island health and social care at our upcoming expert panel discussion. This event will highlight the opportunities and real-life examples of innovation and community engagement that are transforming these communities.

We will hear from a native islander and practising clinician with over two decades of experience in island healthcare, a member of the Shetland community and the Chief Executive of Scottish Care. All will give short talks followed by a panel discussion with questions and interaction with the audience.

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Islands – past, present, and future 

This event is part of the Islands – future conference. Learn about the rest of the conference programme.

The Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Islands—past, present, and future event series spotlights the complex stories of Scotland’s Island communities, looking back, taking stock, and imagining the future. With each instalment taking place in a different island community and live-streamed to ensure the widest possible reach, the Royal Society of Edinburgh aims to support networks of learning and knowledge sharing in the Islands as well as Scotland as a whole.  This series is in partnership with UHI North West and Hebrides, and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).


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Dr Marion Slater

Consultant Physician and Deputy Postgraduate Dean; NHS Grampian and NHS Education for Scotland

Marion is a Consultant Physician in Aberdeen and Deputy Postgraduate Dean for Medicine in NHS Education for Scotland. She is Dean of Training at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and a member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Young Academy of Scotland. The central tenet of Marion’s work is improving equity of access to healthcare across Scotland, including our remote and rural populations. Delivering flexible, person-centred healthcare training supports sustainable career development opportunities and attracts and retains individuals in hard to recruit to areas of Scotland; and delivering flexible, person-centred care enables our people to access high quality care closer to home in a way that improves health, wellbeing and environmental outcomes.

More speakers to be announced soon.

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Friday June 21st, 2024 11:30-12:30