Rural Health Network

This area includes news stories and information about rural health services with information about the Rural Health Network

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The latest report on Rural Health and Wellbeing published by the LGA and Public Health England highlights key issues regularly championed by the Rural Services Network such as access to health services, and key issues affecting the health and wellbeing of rural communities such as low-paid work, unemployment of young people, high costs of housing and fuel poverty.

To download a copy of the the document click here

RHNlogoThe Rural Health Network was established to bring together organisations and individuals with an interest in rural health to network and share best practice.


Rural Health Conferences have been successfully held as follows:

Challenging Times, A New Dimension? – January 2016

Challenging Times, One Year On – October 2013

Challenging Times - Working together to deliver effective rural health services November 2012


The Rural Health Network has evolved over the years and now exists to enable everyone from health professionals to voluntary community groups involved in the provision of health services to share learning relating to rural health.

Who can join?

Anyone can join and access to the Rural Health Network is currently free, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be included in our mailing lists.

What will you receive?

If you subscribe to the Rural Health Network you will be part of a comprehensive database of contacts receiving information from the Rural Services Network.

· A quarterly spotlight on rural health issues, stories, policy and practice

· Best practice case studies

· An opportunity to network

· Shared Knowledge and Learning

· Early booking access to the Rural Health Conference

Dedicated webpage which brings together news stories and research on rural health

Health Spotlight

Health Spotlight
Find our latest 'Spotlight on Health' Newsletter by clicking here.

Our Events

Our Events
For Rural Services Network events and notable dates, click here.