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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World Events 150 years ago…

So, what else was going on in history elsewhere?  While most of the world’s attention was indeed focused on the foundation of Belford Hospital, there were one or two other events that crept under the radar.  Here, we strive to bring them to your notice and give them the recognition that they deserve, however much […]

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Generalism is our specialism

If you admit unselected patients on-call, this is the MUST attend international conference of 2015. Belford Hospital in Fort William (“The Belford”) is a very small hospital. We have 34 acute beds and 8 day-case beds. There is an Accident and Emergency department that  sees approximately >11000 patients a year – because of the hospitals […]

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