Dr John has gone: assessing health professionals' contribution to remote rural community sustainability in the UK.

@article{Farmer2003DrJH,
  title={Dr John has gone: assessing health professionals' contribution to remote rural community sustainability in the UK.},
  author={Jane Farmer and William Lauder and H. Richards and Siobhan Sharkey},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={57 4},
  pages={673-86}
}
Due mainly to increasing difficulties in recruiting and retaining health professionals to work in remote and peripheral areas of Scotland, there is discussion of the need to implement new models of primary health care provision. However, innovative service models may imply a reduction in the number of health professionals who live and work in remote communities. Currently decisions about remodelling service provision are being taken by National Health Service stakeholders, apparently with… CONTINUE READING

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