The exciting future of digital tools in rural healthcare to be discussed at the next Café MED Invern

Rural healthcare has always been an issue, and access and delivery of medical services in remote communities remains complex, even today. However, new medical technology may help to provide a solution to this problem.

This issue will be discussed at an event organised by the University of Aberdeen and the Centre for Rural Health in Inverness tomorrow (Tuesday).

The Centre for Rural Health is a collaboration between the University of Aberdeen and the University of Highlands and Islands which aims to advance knowledge of health and health services in rural and remote communities”.

Mr David Heaney, Associate Director of the Centre for Rural Health will host the next instalment of the popular Café MED Inverness series, titled Virtual Healthcare, at which he will discuss how digital equipment will change the way that healthcare is delivered in rural communities in years to come.

Mr Heaney said: “How can new technology enhance delivery of health services for remote and rural communities across the Highlands and Europe? Does it work? What are the implications? Come and discuss what the future may hold in this exciting area of medical care.”

The event starts at 7pm and will take place at Waterstones in the Eastgate centre on Tuesday, September 10. As always, it is completely free and no booking is required.

Café MED Inverness is organised by the University of Aberdeen’s Public Engagement with Research Unit alongside the Centre for Rural Health in Inverness and is supported by a science engagement grant from the Scottish Government.

The Public Engagement with Research Unit is responsible for organising public events including Café MED - one of the UK’s largest café community programmes, reaching Aberdeen city, Aberdeenshire and Inverness.

Full details of all events in the University’s café series are available at and additional information on the Inverness series can be found on Facebook at