Since last time we have been up to a number of things including:
Renewing our relationship with Bishop Grosseteste University as our day to day research partner. Key priorities will involve the roll out of the rural proofing toolkit and the establishment of the proposed Community of Practice on rural issues working with NHS Confederation.
HEE International Initiative – following the agreement of funding support to help make connections and linkages about international best practice we have an information exchange planned with the Australian College of Remote and Rural Medicine at the end of September if you would like to know more please get in touch.
Chief Medical Officer’s annual report 2021: health in coastal communities – this report has sketched out a clear agenda for the national centre and coasts will be a key theme within the evolution of our community of practice referenced above. It contains a case study reference to the Campus for Future Living which is a landmark new multi-agency and medi-tech centre with £6.3 million agreed from the Towns Fund in which we have had a key design role. It will be based in the remote rural seaside resort of Mablethorpe. When the initiative hits its stride it will be truly ground breaking – watch this space!
Parliamentary Inquiry – good progress continues to be made in the write up of this key area of focus and we are still on track to go live in the autumn with our findings.