Rural Health and Care 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
  • Parliamentary inquiry outcome of session 4 Download
  • Parliamentary inquiry outcome of session 5 Download
  • Parliamentary inquiry outcome of session 6 Download
  • Parliamentary inquiry outcome of session 7 Download
  • Implementing the NHS Long Term Plan Proposals Download
  • Parliamentary inquiry outcome of session 8a Download
  • Parliamentary inquiry outcome of session 8b Download
  • Parliamentary inquiry outcome of session 9 Download
  • Parliamentary inquiry outcome of session 11 Download

Additional Evidence:

  • ADASS evidence session 5 Download
  • Results from brief online survey for session 1 Download
  • Additional information in relation to session 5 from skills for care Download
  • Challenges of Capacity and Development for Health System Sustainability Download
  • India's Rural Healthcare System Download
  • Learning in context: education for remote rural health care Download
  • What can England learn from the long-term care system in Japan? Download
  • Recruiting and retaining a rural medical workforce: the value of active community participation Download
  • Rural Generalist Program Japan Download
  • Plan, recruit, retain: a framework for local healthcare organisations to achieve a stable remote rural workforce Download
  • Rural health around the world: challenges and solutions Download
  • Does rural generalist focused medical school and family medical training make a difference? Download
  • From Pipelines to Pathways: The Memorial experience in educating doctors for ruralist general practice Download

International Evidence:

  • Parliamentary Inquiry International Download
  • Rural Health and Social Care:
 High Quality Care Close to Home Download
  • Progress made on access to rural healthcare in Canada Download
  • BMJ International Phenomenological Study Download
  • Community Engagement: A central feature of NOSM’s socially accountable distributed medical education Download