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The Rural Health Network was established to bring together organisations and individuals with an interest in rural health to network and share best practice. Below you can find out more about the Rural Health Network or see news stories or research of interest.

 

Latest headlines:

 

Appeal aims to save vital rural health service

14 October 2017

An appeal to save an important health screening service has been launched at Newark Livestock Market. (Newark Advertiser)

 

Providing care in rural Northumberland

18 September 2017

A rural charity in Northumberland is looking for more trustees. (Northumberland Gazette)

 

Rural GPs to be offered £20,000 inducement

12 October 2017

Trainee GPs will receive a £20,000 ‘golden hello’ if they work in areas struggling to recruit, such as rural and coastal areas, Jeremy Hunt has announced. (Public Finance)

 

Michael Gove promises 'new deal' for rural communities

2 October 2017

Defra Secretary Michael Gove has promised a "new deal" for rural communities as he set out his vision for a "Green Brexit". (Yorkshire Post)

 

Emergency ambulances responding in record time

16 October 2017

Local ambulance response times to life-threatening incidents are faster than in any other rural area in the whole of Yorkshire. (Richmondshire Today)

 

Mental health: 10 charts on the scale of the problem

30 September 2017

At any one time, a sixth of the population in England aged 16 to 64 have a mental health problem, according to statistics body NHS Digital. (BBC Online)

 

Telemedicine service set for expansion

22 October 2017

Smartphones are saving lives in Africa, thanks to a clinical app provided by a small charity with a base in Shoreham. (Shoreham Herald)

 

Why volunteering on a nature project can help mental health

2 October 2017

VOLUNTEERING on projects that bring people closer to nature, from tree planting to growing food, can boost mental health, a study has found. (Yorkshire Post)

 

Mental health services are in crisis

30 September 2017

Without specialist treatment some patients would almost certainly have lost their lives. (The Independent)

 

SNP wasting cash on young mother scheme, experts warn

1 November 2017

Nicola Sturgeon has been attacked for an “incomprehensible” £16m investment in a parenting scheme for teenage mothers dismissed as a waste of money. (The Times)

 

Pollution linked to one in six deaths

20 October 2017

Pollution has been linked to nine million deaths worldwide in 2015, a report in The Lancet has found. (BBC Online)

Technologies such as telehealth, telecare, telemedicine, telecoaching and self-care apps have the potential to transform the way people engage in and control their own healthcare, empowering them to manage it in a way that is right for them.  The NHS Five Year Forward View promotes the importance of prevention and of new models in care in designing sustainable, high quality health and care – an essential precondition will be giving service users more control and professionals the data they need.

Launched on 13 January 2015, the NHS Commissioning Assembly’s Technology Enabled Care Services (TECS) Online Resource for Commissioners, has been developed by NHS commissioners to help maximise the value of technology enabled care services for patients, carers, commissioners and the whole health economy. This resource raises awareness of how the wide range of TECS can support commissioning intentions and benefit patients, commissioners, families, health and social care professionals and provider managers. It also addresses the demand from commissioners for information on how to commission, procure, implement and evaluate these types of solutions effectively

For more information visit the NHS Commissioning Assembly website here


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Unlocking digital potential
A consultation on 'Unlocking Rural Britain's Digital Potential' has been launched. More details here
 

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