Get Involved

RHCA IS FOR EVERYONE WHO CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO RURAL HEALTH & CARE OUTCOMES

  • NHS TRUSTS/CCGs
  • RURAL GP PRACTICES, RURAL PHARMACIES AND SUSTAINABILITY & TRANSFORMATION PARTNERSHIPS
  • UNIVERSITIES
  • ACUTE HOSPITAL AND COMMUNITY TRUSTS
  • PROFESSIONAL AND REGULATORY BODIES
  • MEDICAL SCHOOLS
  • DISTRICT, COUNTY, UNITARY AND PARISH / TOWN COUNCILS
  • COMMERCIAL ORGANISATIONS
  • GOVERNMENT
  • POLICY MAKERS
  • NATIONAL AND LOCAL CHARITIES & COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS
  • HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE COMMISSIONERS

YOUR involvement will make this alliance a potent problem solving, practical group offering opportunities for collaborative learning and support.

You can support the important work of the Alliance by becoming a member.

Members have the opportunity to have their voice heard and to influence the work of both the National Centre for Rural Health and Care and the Rural Services Network.

“We have a unique opportunity to bring issues, concerns and examples of good practice together at a national level to affect rural health and care provision and impact healthcare outcomes in our rural communities”
(Professor Richard Parish CBE Executive Chair – National Centre for Rural Health and Care)

By becoming a member, you will

Contribute to our overall aims. These are to enable more effective planning and better use of resources for healthcare delivery for rural communities, and to help to improve health outcomes for rural people.

From a practical perspective you will:
  • Be kept up to date with relevant information and news via our bi-monthly bulletin
  • Be invited to take part in networking events
  • Form part our strong collective voice
  • Have access to rural health toolkits
  • Help to shape the development of a Journal of Rural Health
  • Be invited to participate in our Seminars
  • Have the opportunity to input to All Party Parliamentary Groups on Rural Health & Care, and Rural Services

Membership will cost £500 per year, and in return RHCA will provide a forum and active processes which brings together those with an interest in addressing the inequalities in health and care in rural areas.

HOW WE WORK

The RHCA is committed to working with our members to:
  • Provide regular and relevant news and information focused on rural health & care
  • Create opportunities for informal networking between members
  • Provide opportunity and mechanism for members to raise specific local issues and concerns to bodies operating nationally on behalf of rural service providers and rural communities by developing a common cause
  • Link members into the activities of the RSN and the National Centre

Areas of focus centre on:
TECHNOLOGY – RESEARCH – INSIGHT – WORKFORCE
Current priorities relate to:
PUBLIC SECTOR FUNDING, BARRIERS TO ACCESS, FUTURE OF RURAL AREAS, HEALTH AND WELLBEING
WITH RURAL VULNERABILITY BEING A CROSS CUTTING ISSUE


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