In the media

The Rural Services Network, including SPARSE Rural, is often quoted in the media - by newspapers and the specialist press, as well as on radio and television.

A selection of articles highlighting the work of the Rural Services Network on behalf of England's rural communities is shown below:


December 2017

A repeated call for fairer rural funding (Northumberland Gazette)

February 2017

Patients waiting weeks to see GP due to lack of rural doctors (Grimsby Telegraph)

Shortage of rural doctors puts patients' health at risk (Scunthorpe Telegraph)

What social and healthcare services can rural people expect? (BBC Radio 4 - Farming Today)
- Comments from Graham Biggs (RSN Chief Executive) starts at 7.50 minutes. Content available until 14th March 2017

July 2014


Parliamentary Group
For the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Rural Services, click here.

Our Events

Our Events
For Rural Services Network events and notable dates, click here.