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The Remote and Rural Festival of Learning. Supporting the Development of the National Centre for Remote and Rural Health and Social Care

19 - 30 September 2022 (rescheduled dates)

Various Venues, Portree, Isle of Skye


Deadline for registering: Friday 02 September 2022


The Remote and Rural Festival of Learning. Supporting the Development of the National Centre for Remote and Rural Health and Social Care 19 - 30 September 2022 (rescheduled dates)

Registration Open!

Originally named the Centre of Excellence Remote and Rural Festival of Learning

and now re-named:

The Remote and Rural Festival of Learning
Supporting the Development of the National Centre for Remote and Rural Health and Social Care

NHS Education for Scotland’s (NES) Remote and Rural Healthcare Educational Alliance (RRHEAL) and Clinical Skills Managed Education Network (CSMEN) worked with the University of Highlands and Islands (UHI), NHS Highland, NHS 24, the University of Glasgow, community leads from Skye, Lochalsh and South West Ross (SLSWR) and community members over the last three years to support with the development of a Scottish Centre of Excellence (SCoE) in Remote, Rural and Island Healthcare and Digital Innovation. The proposal for the SCoE was in accordance with the recommendations within the Independent External review of Skye, Lochalsh and South West Ross, Ritchie Report (2018) (1). The recommendation was for a centre of excellence that will bring enduring benefits not only for the people in SLSWR, but also for all remote and rural areas of Scotland and beyond.

A follow up report, Shaping the Future Together Report of the Remote and Rural General Practice Working Group, 2020 (2) added further recommendation that a National Centre for Remote and Rural Health and Social Care should be established to support not only general practice, primary care and clinical practice in Community Hospitals and Rural General Hospitals, but also the wider project of health and social care integration. It has now been agreed that the Centre of Excellence will be re-named The National Centre for Remote and Rural Health and Social Care.

The Centre should serve as a platform for inter-professional sharing that should promote and foster rural innovation both nationally and internationally. The National Centre will raise the profile of remote and rural practice as a career of choice and place the spotlight on Scotland for excellence in developing and delivering effective and innovative trans-agency models of remote, rural and island health and social care from a national and international perspective. It will design and deliver unique rural track education and training programmes making them accessible for the first time in Scotland and beyond to the existing and future health and social care workforce.

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) are leading the development and establishment of the National Centre for Remote and Rural Health and Social Care on behalf of the Scottish Government with a proposed launch date of spring 2023. The Remote and Rural Festival of Learning (FOL) will support with the development of the National Centre by bringing together health and social care professionals, as well as community members to deliver a diverse range of transdisciplinary and multiagency models of health and social care, practice, education, training, and digital innovation. The evaluation results from the FOL will help inform the development of the National Centre to develop, implement and promote models of best practice for the delivery of high quality health and social care in remote/rural/island areas across Scotland through education, training and knowledge sharing networks.

(1) https://www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk/News/PublicConsultation/Skye/Documents/1%20OOHs%202018/Out%20of%20Hours%20-%20Skye%20Expert%20View%20-%20Report%20May%202018%20.pdf

(2) https://www.gov.scot/publications/shaping-future-together-report-remote-rural-general-practice-working-group/documents/

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The Remote and Rural Festival of Learning has been arranged from 19 September through to 30 September 2022 and the main base for this will be in Portree, Isle of Skye, with a blend of in person training and technology enhanced learning.

Please be advised the launch of the Festival of Learning will take place on 19 September 2022 from 10.00 - 13.00 at the SkyeLab, Portree and in person attendance will be by invitation only. There will also be an opportunity for others to link in at distance and this will be confirmed shortly. The programme for the launch date will be circulated once we have all keynote speakers confirmed.

Some of the planned education and training topics during the Festival of Learning will include: 

  • Career pathways and recruitment and retention in remote, rural and island communities
  • Digital innovation and entrepreneurship for healthcare professionals
  • Bereavement
  • Health behaviour change
  • Care home training in personal outcomes, resilience and more
  • Dementia training in 'Promoting Excellence'

As well as the above planned sessions, there will be opportunities for members of the community to attend a number of additional informative drop in sessions. Further details to follow - watch this space!

Don't forget to check out the Resource page where you will shortly find the programme plus a number of useful resources.

There is no charge to attend this event.

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The deadline to register is 2 September but please be aware that registration for sessions may close early if full capacity is reached. Places will be allocated on first come first served basis and you will be notified by no later than 9 September if you have been successful in securing a place. 

Please register above using the Book Now button.  

We recommend that you download the programme and have it open when completing the booking form. 

 



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Who Should Attend?

Health, Social Care and Third Sector Staff, Volunteers, Carers, Members of the Community, Students and Young People, Military Service Leavers, Educators, Corporate Parents