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Friday FAQs: James Hadlow and Mike Bedford

Blog post 21/05/2021Dr James Hadlow | Dr Mike Bedford

For this edition of Friday FAQs, we spoke to Dr James Hadlow, Associate Medical Director for the Remote and Rural Strategy at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, and Dr Mike Bedford, who is the Chief Clinical Information Officer at the same trust. They discussed the particular healt...

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Rural, remote and at risk: Why rural health services face a steep climb to recovery from Covid-19

Report 11/12/2020Billy Palmer | Lucina Rolewicz

Even before the pandemic, rural and remote health services faced long-standing workforce, financial and capacity issues. So how are those same services faring in the face of the biggest health crisis in generations? This analysis assesses the outlook for these vital providers of care.

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Friday FAQs: Malcolm Alexander

Blog post 11/12/2020Malcolm Alexander

For this edition of Friday FAQs, we spoke to Dr Malcolm Alexander about the challenges of rural health care. He is a recently retired GP who now lives on the island of Bute in Scotland. His recent book, "Close to Where the Heart Gives Out: A Year in the Life of an Orkney Doctor", describes his previ...

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Rural health care: A rapid review of the impact of rurality on the costs of delivering health care

Report 20/01/2019Billy Palmer | John Appleby | Jonathan Spencer

It is generally acknowledged that small, rural NHS health care providers face higher costs than larger, urban areas. For a number of years the NHS has adjusted financial allocations to account for these unavoidable variations in costs in different parts of the country. However, our review for the Na...

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Rural and remote health services lose out on NHS funding

Press release 20/01/2019

Six rural hospital trusts carry a quarter of English health service’s funding deficit, according to an evidence review conducted by the Nuffield Trust for the National Centre for Rural Health and Care.

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