News June 2021

Posted: June 21st 2021


Understanding the impact of covid on rural and coastal communities

Please come along to our next webinar on 7 July from 9-10.30. It has a great panel of experts including:

James Devine, Programme Director, NHS Confederation

William Palmer, Nuffield Trust

Katherine Nissen, Cornwall Rural Community Council

Dr Kieran Sharrock, Lincolnshire LMC

Nicola Longson, Isle of Wight NHS Trust

In addition to the opportunity to share their insights it will be the launch of the new joint community of practice we are planning as part of our MoU with the NHS Confederation.


Rural Proofing

We’re about to start the process of implementing our rural proofing toolkit in Devon, Lincolnshire and Shropshire. It will enable the organisations we are working with get to the nub of the challenges they face from a rural health and care perspective. If you would like to know more or even possibly get involved please let us know. More details on the toolkit itself are available here.


Discussions with Defra

Following a recent meeting of the Rural Coalition – an interest group of rural organisations with a commitment to social issues the National Centre has provided a detailed briefing to Defra on the top rural challenges in health and care from our perspective.


Coastal Health Inequalities

We recently held a seminar with our partners Cirican on rural health and care at which there was discussion of an impending report on health and care issues in coastal areas which has been commissioned by Professor Chris Whitty – when we know more we will feedback.


English Indices of Deprivation


Professor John Shepherd has now mapped the distribution of inequality using the UEA spin on the IMD by Professor Andy Jones and Mandy Burke of UEA across three trial counties: Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Devon. Please contact us if you would like to see the work.


Continuation of Relationship with Bishop Grosseteste University


The National Centre for Rural Health and Care is pleased to announce its commitment to continue with its research relationship with BGU. After 3 years of successful engagement we have just agreed an ongoing process of joint working into the future.