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Maternity services in smaller hospitals: a call to action

Report 25/08/2020Nigel Edwards | Louella Vaughan | Billy Palmer

In rural and remote areas, the closure of maternity units can mean longer transfer times and poorer support for obstetric emergencies, but the viability of smaller maternity units is often questioned. This working paper discusses the issues affecting the delivery of safe and effective maternity serv...

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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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