News February 2020

Posted: February 11th 2020

Rural Proofing Toolkit

The pace is quickening on this piece of work. We’d like your help with our call for evidence via this hyperlink.

Research Priorities

Our recent consultation with members identifies that the key priorities for this year are mental health and technology, which promotes independence. If you’d like to get more involved in our work on either of these fronts let us know.

Parliamentary Inquiry

With the re-constitution of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Rural Health and Care session 6 of the Parliamentary Inquiry into systems is set to run. We have a number of key witnesses lined up including the CEO of the Kings Fund. If you like to raise a question or come along in person just let us know. The session is around lunchtime on 28 February.

International Perspectives

I’m very excited about beginning to explore links with the US National Rural Health Association thanks to the links created by our Board Member John Wynn Jones – watch this space for more information.

Coastal Innovation

We’re working actively with partners including the University of Lincoln on the development of the concept of a new Campus for Future Living to coordinate key aspects of the challenges facing vulnerable people in coastal settings. If you’d like to know more please do get in touch.