New Report Highlights Regional Variations Cause Health Inequality and Higher Mortality Rates, plus fellowship opportunity

Regional and location variations have been highlighted as causing health inequality resulting in higher mortality rates, in a new report from the National Centre for Remote and Rural Medicine. The report from the Centre, part of the University of Central Lancashire is due for release imminently.

In the meantime, health professionals and those involved in delivering healthcare in remote and rural settings are offered the chance to gain an insight and firm grounding in the area of urgent medical care; to deliver to very best care to patients by understanding their needs and the latest treatment options, via the short course Urgent Medical Care Certificate.

The certificate is taught primarily online commencing with our introductory webinar on 13 October 2021 and concluding on 15-16 Jan 2022 with a 2-day scenario based teaching weekend at the National Centre for Remote and Rural Medicine in our Cumbrian campus. It is taught by Prof Stuart Maitland-Knibb, an ex-military medical officer who works for Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) and Dr Tim Sanders, a practising GP in Cumbria.

If students would like to progress further in this field, the short course is an ideal entry to the MSc Urgent Care or Remote and Rural Medicine.

All our courses aim to provide healthcare professionals with the skills and information to provide urgent care patients with care that results in same health outcome,  regardless of their location geographically.

To find out more about the course and to pre-register for a copy of the report, email or visit our website

Hot off the press the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (RCSEd), Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare has launched a new fellowship and funding offer of up to £5,000 - which can be used towards medicine course fees.


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