News June 2020

Posted: June 25th 2020


We’ve had a busy month all summed up at our recent Board and Steering Group Meetings on 16 June. A headline summary of our recent actions is set out below:

Research – We have 4 key projects in train.  They are two action research projects: Dispensing Doctor’s Association research and a novel approach to GP accreditation being explored by Wye Valley NHS Trust.  These are running in parallel with the identification of workforce case studies by the University of Birmingham who the Centre is working with to receive the raw data from their research and the development of a Rural Proofing Toolkit. 

Parliamentary inquiry – this is still in train via zoom and the minutes from the last written up session on technology are available (along with the write up of all sessions to date) here

Membership of the Rural Health and Care Alliance – we now have approaching 100 members with a recent commitment of a number of key organizations who have extended their involvement with Rural England to also embrace the Rural Health and Care Alliance.

New Board Members – Professor Sian Griffiths has been appointed to the board of the NCRHC.  She has a distinguished track record in public health and is Emeritus Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Seminar 30 June – You can register for our seminar on rural health and care with speakers from: Support Staffordshire, Alertacall and Rural England – book here.