Technology offers a significant contribution to the reduction of rural health inequalities.
The national centre recognises the opportunity both to disseminate examples of good practice in this context and to help develop the market for such activities further. Working with the Academic Health Science Network and Local Enterprise Partnerships we are committed to stimulating innovation in this context.
We plan to hold a national rural health innovation “sandpit” at the end of June 2018. This will be followed by a summit bringing together purchasers, investors and innovative businesses in late autumn 2018.