Parliamentary inquiry

The APPG for Rural Health and Care Parliamentary Inquiry has been established to look at the key issues facing the country in terms of providing good quality and effective health and social care in rural settings. The inquiry will explore how England has developed its systems post-Beveridge, testing whether we now have a one size fits all model focused more on the needs of urban areas than rural communities.

The inquiry is focusing on current practice and what needs to change  to meet  the specific challenges facing rural populations . Over the next 2 years it will hold 8 evidence sessions. The Inquiry is co-chaired by Anne Morris Morris, M.P. for Newton Abbot, and The Right Reverend and Right Honourable Dame Sarah Mullally Bishop of London.

The first session of the Inquiry was held on 30 October 2018. The theme of the session concerned how to most effectively define what we mean by the term rural in relation to health and care.

Details can be found below:

  • Parliamentary inquiry part 1 report Download
  • Parliamentary inquiry outcome of session 2 Download
  • Parliamentary inquiry outcome of session 3 Download
  • Implementing the NHS Long Term Plan Proposals Download