Healthcare in Rural Areas

During the coming year, we will work with key stakeholders from the health sector to inform and underpin our work on rural health. Our current work programme on rural health includes a Rural Advocate visit to consider the potential of technology to help facilitate access to healthcare by people living in rural communities. We will also develop a health specific rural proofing toolkit for policy makers and service providers so that they recognise and adjust for rural needs when developing policies and delivering services. CRC’s wider project on resource allocation will include consideration of the issue of resource allocation for health. Other recent work includes the Major Life Events project, that among other things, considered the issues facing stroke and cancer patients in rural areas. We also jointly hosted a major national conference on rural health (with Defra and IdeA). Older projects on rural health that may still be of interest include: In 2008, we compiled a dossier of evidence on various aspects of rural health in response to the Darzi NHS Review. In 2007, we looked at access to dental services and out of hours GPs services:

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We want your views on ‘Shaping the Future of Care Together’

posted by CRC | 23 September 2009 at 10:31 am | Comments Off | from the category: Healthcare in Rural Areas
We want your views on ‘Shaping the Future of Care Together’

We’ve extended the deadline for you to share your views on the Government’s green paper ‘Shaping the future of care together’ to Friday 9 October.

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We want your views on the Government’s ‘Shaping the Future of Care Together’ green paper

posted by CRC | 21 August 2009 at 3:55 am | 1 comment | from the category: Healthcare in Rural Areas
We want your views on the Government’s ‘Shaping the Future of Care Together’ green paper

The Government wants a National Care Service that is fair, simple and affordable. To set this process in motion they have published a public consultation document, or Green Paper, called Shaping the Future of Care Together.

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Submit evidence to The Big Care Debate, Shaping the future of care

posted by CRC | 21 August 2009 at 2:30 am | Comments Off | from the category: Healthcare in Rural Areas
Submit evidence to The Big Care Debate, Shaping the future of care

We are keen to hear your views and welcome evidence from anyone living or operating in a rural area who may be affected by the governments proposed changes to the care and support system.

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Call for Evidence: The Big Care Debate, Shaping the future of care

posted by CRC | 21 August 2009 at 2:03 am | Comments Off | from the category: Healthcare in Rural Areas
Call for Evidence: The Big Care Debate, Shaping the future of care

The Government’s Green Paper, Shaping the Future of Care Together sets out proposals for the reform of the care and support system for adults in England. The Green Paper sets out a vision to build a high quality National Care Service that is fair, simple and affordable for everyone.

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CRC 60 – NHS Resource Allocation

posted by CRC | 27 July 2009 at 4:00 am | Comments Off | from the category: Healthcare in Rural Areas
CRC 60 – NHS Resource Allocation

This document forms part of our dossier of evidence to Lord Darzi’s NHS Next Stage Review

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CRC 65 – Darzi Analysis: Access to, and quality of, healthcare in rural England

posted by CRC | 27 July 2009 at 3:52 am | Comments Off | from the category: Healthcare in Rural Areas
CRC 65 – Darzi Analysis: Access to, and quality of, healthcare in rural England

This document forms part of our dossier of evidence to Lord Darzi’s NHS Next Stage Review

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Rural Reference Bulletin No. 2: February 2009

posted by CRC | 6 March 2009 at 10:30 am | Comments Off | from the category: Healthcare in Rural Areas
Rural Reference Bulletin No. 2: February 2009

Our 2nd Rural Reference Bulletin looks at rural healthcare, rural economies and the recession, and rural local government.

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Our Response to ‘Chemotherapy Services in England, ensuring quality and safety’

posted by CRC | 16 February 2009 at 4:54 am | Comments Off | from the category: Healthcare in Rural Areas
Our Response to ‘Chemotherapy Services in England, ensuring quality and safety’

Our response to the National Chemotherapy Advisory Group’s consultation ‘Chemotherapy Services in England, ensuring quality and safety’.

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Our Response to DH’s ‘The case for change – why England needs a new care and support system’

posted by CRC | 7 January 2009 at 10:31 am | Comments Off | from the category: Documents, Healthcare in Rural Areas
Our Response to DH’s ‘The case for change – why England needs a new care and support system’

Our response to the Department of Health (DH)’s consultation ‘The case for change – why England needs a new care and support system’.

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Press Release – ‘CRC Chair and Chief Dental Officer visit Devon to showcase rural dental services’

posted by CRC | 24 November 2008 at 9:18 am | Comments Off | from the category: Healthcare in Rural Areas
Press Release – ‘CRC Chair and Chief Dental Officer visit Devon to showcase rural dental services’

Press release to accompany a visit by Stuart Burgess, our chair and the Government’s Rural Advocate, and the Chief Dental Officer, to share innovative practice improving quality and access to NHS dental services in rural areas.

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Our Response to DoH consultation ‘Pharmacy in England: Building on strengths, delivering the future’

posted by CRC | 12 November 2008 at 1:35 am | Comments Off | from the category: Healthcare in Rural Areas
Our Response to DoH consultation ‘Pharmacy in England: Building on strengths, delivering the future’

Our response to the Department of Health’s consultation ‘Pharmacy in England: Building on strengths – delivering the future’

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CRC WEB 31 – Exploring service needs and access in rural areas following a stroke

posted by CRC | 11 July 2008 at 11:55 am | 1 comment | from the category: Documents, Healthcare in Rural Areas
CRC WEB 31 – Exploring service needs and access in rural areas following a stroke

We’re looking at the service needs of people in rural areas following major life events. We’ll be spending time talking to rural service users to find out about their experiences. This work will take a practical and positive approach, looking for solutions to providing fair access to services for rural communities. This pilot study looks at services for stroke survivors in the Hereford & Worcester area, with help from the local Stroke Association branch.

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Responding to the NHS Next Stage Review

posted by CRC | 28 May 2008 at 5:25 am | Comments Off | from the category: Healthcare in Rural Areas
Responding to the NHS Next Stage Review

We’ve prepared a dossier of evidence in response to the NHS Next Stage Review, to help ensure rural needs and circumstances are fully considered in the review process.

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CRC 70 – NHS Next Stage Review Rural consultation events

posted by CRC | 28 May 2008 at 4:54 am | Comments Off | from the category: Healthcare in Rural Areas
CRC 70 – NHS Next Stage Review Rural consultation events

The overall objective of this project was to gain insight into the views on health services of people in rural communities. This included identifying any barriers to accessing and using services and any issues impacting on the provision of services, as well as any local initiatives that help service users and providers to overcome these barriers.

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CRC 68 – Public health issues: preventive health services in rural areas

posted by CRC | 28 May 2008 at 4:35 am | Comments Off | from the category: Healthcare in Rural Areas
CRC 68 – Public health issues: preventive health services in rural areas

This paper is based on the work and experience of the Director of Public Health in Cambridgeshire – a Primary Care Trust which includes one urban district, three Districts classed as rural accessible, and one area (Fenland), classed as rural inaccessible.

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NHS Review

posted by CRC | 23 May 2008 at 1:46 am | Comments Off | from the category: Healthcare in Rural Areas
NHS Review

We’ve complied a dossier of evidence in response to the NHS Next Stage Review.

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Responding to Our NHS, our future’s report ‘Leading Local Change’

posted by CRC | 9 May 2008 at 2:59 am | Comments Off | from the category: Healthcare in Rural Areas
Responding to Our NHS, our future’s report ‘Leading Local Change’

The ‘Our NHS, our Future’ team have published ‘Leading Local Change’, setting the context for the upcoming SHA local visions and the principles which will guide their implementation.

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CRC F06 – Issues for treatment of acute time-critical conditions in rural areas

posted by CRC | 7 May 2008 at 3:28 am | Comments Off | from the category: Healthcare in Rural Areas
CRC F06 – Issues for treatment of acute time-critical conditions in rural areas

This fact sheet highlights the problems in providing time-critical treatment in rural areas, particularly for AMI (acute myocardial infaction), stroke and head injuries.

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NHS Review – a rural response: summary and recommendations

posted by CRC | 6 May 2008 at 12:50 pm | Comments Off | from the category: Healthcare in Rural Areas
NHS Review – a rural response: summary and recommendations

This summary introduces our ‘NHS Review – a rural perspective’ dossier, our contribution to the Next Stage NHS Review.

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CRC F10 – Ely Minor Treatment Centre

posted by CRC | 6 May 2008 at 11:32 am | Comments Off | from the category: Healthcare in Rural Areas
CRC F10 – Ely Minor Treatment Centre

This factsheet describes how Ely Minor Treatment Centre aims to provide a seven-day-a-week urgent minor treatment service for the residents of Ely and surrounding areas.

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