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Rural Needs Toolkit for Health & Social Care Invite to the launch 10 Oct 2-3pm

Please see attached invite to the launch of the Rural Needs Toolkit for Health and Social Care – to be launched by Health Minister Swann. Health and Social Care organisations have a statutory duty to consider the needs of people who live in rural areas when planning and changing services.


The National Centre for Rural Health and Care, Rural Services Network and the Nuffield Trust published a Rural Proofing Toolkit in December 2021 to help those in the NHS to address the needs of their rural populations when developing strategies, initiatives and service delivery plans.


HSC Trusts have worked in partnership with the authors and the Rural Community Network to develop a Northern Ireland context for the toolkit, which includes local case studies and a NI evidence base section.  The Toolkit will be a valuable training resource for key HSC planners/project leads.