Westminster Hall Debate Rural Health Care
This debate initiated by Anne Marie Morris MP a great friend of the National Centre has profiled our work on the Parliamentary Inquiry very effectively. Her opening salvo in the discussion referenced our report. When she said:
I have already provided the Minister with a copy of the report by the all-party parliamentary group on rural health and care, which followed a three-year inquiry that we undertook with the National Centre for Rural Health and Care. It contains a lot of detail about the issues and suggested solutions. It looked far and wide across the world, not just across the United Kingdom, and I certainly hope that the Minister will give it more time than I suspect he already has in preparing for this debate.
Launch of the Northern Ireland Rural Proofing Toolkit
The launch of our Rural Proofing Toolkit in Northern Ireland involved key note addresses from both the Health and Rural Ministerial leads. It was attended online by well over 100 key health practitioners in the country. We look forward to working more closely with colleagues in implementing the toolkit not just in their settings but also the English version on this side of the water over the next 12 months.
Annual Accounts and AGM
The National Centre has now completed its annual accounts and registered them with companies house. You can see more detail if you log onto the website. We are planning our AGM for the December meeting and if you would be interested in attending that part of our next meeting virtually please do let us know.