News May 2021

Posted: May 17th 2021


Here are some clipped excerpts which tell the story of last month from our Board meeting held last week.

Parliamentary Inquiry:

The first full draft of the write up of the Parliamentary Inquiry is now completed in draft form. We anticipate being able to share the headline findings with the Parliamentary Inquiry stakeholders in June.

Rural Proofing Toolkit Update:

We have interest from Lincolnshire and Devon ICS in trialling this toolkit but would really welcome additional expressions of interest in joining in the process of testing.

Defra Discussions:

As a consequence of discussions at the Rural Coalition (of which the National Centre is a member) the centre has entered a dialogue with Defra to identify how we might support their feed into DHSC as part of their rural proofing responsibilities. We have identified that there are 4 core areas of relevance where the National Centre has made progress: 



The IMD Research

The Differential Impact on Health Systems in Rural Area

We are currently developing a briefing note to support the dialogue with Defra.

Membership and Website Round Up:

Membership numbers are holding up well for the centre. We are planning a refinement of the website which will be more accessible and dynamic. Watch this space!!!

NHS Confederation MoU Progress:

Following the agreement of a joint working MoU with the NHS Confed a community of practice and June launch event are being planned. We will be in touch with more information very soon.