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Rural Proofing for Health Toolkit - RE0244

The Rural Proofing for Health Toolkit is a guide to help identify the health needs of residents living in rural areas so that those needs can be incorporated both into policy making at a strategic level, and into the design and delivery of services by health service providers on the frontline. As part of a suite of rural proofing tools the Rural Proofing for Health Toolkit is to be reviewed, and refreshed so that it can be reissued to a new audience supporting rural proofing and the Rural Statement and helping decision makers to address rural issues as part of the NHS changes.

Rural Proofing for Health: A Toolkit for Primary Care Organisations" was published in July 2005 and was the culmination of two years of work by the Institute of Rural Health. The aim of this work had been to identify the issues of concern for the providers and users of health services in rural areas, to produce a resource for Primary Care Organisations to help them to consider the needs of people living in rural communities, and to ensure that the health services they provide are rurally sensitive.

The project will commission a contractor to renew the toolkit to provide a source of expertise for rural health service deliverers, decision makers and commissioners as the changes to the NHS are applied.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : Rural Proofing for Health Toolkit   (14k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2012

To: 2012

Cost: £24,555
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Institute of Rural Health
Public Health              
Rural Development              
Fields of Study
Rural Affairs