Healthcare in Remote and Rural Areas

Closed 20 Oct 2023

Opened 14 Sep 2023

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Have your say on healthcare policies in remote and rural areas

The Committee would now like to hear views on what policies and actions would be most effective in addressing the issues people face when accessing healthcare in remote and rural areas. 

The Scottish Government has committed to developing a Remote and Rural Workforce Strategy by the end of 2024.  

The government say this will provide a framework to support employers and also ensure the health and social care needs are met of people who live in remote and rural communities.  

The government has also committed to establishing a National Centre for Remote and Rural Health and Social Care to improve primary and community services. This is expected to launch in October 2023.  

Who does the Committee want to hear from? 

The committee wants to hear from anyone who uses healthcare services or works in the health and social care sector or has views on remote and rural healthcare. 


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