Source: Rural Services Network – JUNE 2021.
The White Paper Integration and Innovation: working together to improve health and care for all was published earlier this year and the RSN has produced a Rural Lens Review on its content.
Initial thoughts are that the NHS remains place neutral in this White Paper with no effective recognition of the difference between rural and urban places.
The White Paper implies big is still beautiful in terms of structures and approaches, which does nothing to address the specific challenges facing rural settings. In our Rural Lens Review we take a deep dive into key statements made in the White Paper and provide a series of policy asks. Key areas covered are:
- Working together and supporting integration
- Reducing bureaucracy
- Enhancing public confidence and accountability
- Additional proposals
To read the Rural Review on the Health White Paper click here