Author Archive | Patrick Byrne

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Maltese felicitations!!

Happy birthday to the small hospital with big-hearted staff! Belford Hospital provided a wonderful and memorable elective when I was a medical student. I was given the right learning opportunity to learn something about almost everything and it was the place where I did my very first audit too! I strongly encourage other medical students […]

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Shona Robison MSP

Cabinet Secretary for Health, Ms Shona Robison MSP – keynote confirmed!

Shona Robison is the Member of the Scottish Parliament and presently serves as Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport in the Scottish Government. Since 2007 she served as Minister for Public Health.  In 2009 was given the additional responsibility for Sport, leading ultimately to the highly-successful Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014.  In 2014 […]

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Accommodation – book it now!

Right, the conference is sorted, CPD approved, but the biggest problem is that anyone wishing to travel may be left without a place to stay. We are in the Outdoor Capital of the UK, and October is still in peak season. Without resorting to hyperbole – you REALLY do need to book your accommodation for […]

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What is the “Being Here” Project?

“Being Here” shares much in common with our Conference, and will be coming alongside, attending many of our presentations & key-notes and holding some parallel breakout sessions too.  It is is a 3-year programme established by the Scottish Government. Acknowledging that life can sometimes be challenging in remote and rural areas, it can be similarly […]

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3 conferences in 1…

In addition to “Being Here” running parallel, we are pleased to announce that the Viking Surgeons Club will hold their Annual General Meeting in Fort William alongside the Belford 50:150 conference and party.  I probably should point out that it is being organised by Mr Alan Grant, Consultant Surgeon, Elgin, and further enquiries should be […]

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