With the closing date for registrations looming (30 August 2019) book now to attend our National Rural Conference, (in association with the CCRI), in Cheltenham on 3rd & 4th September) here. The keynote speaker for the conference is the Rt Hon Lord Foster of Bath, Chair of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Rural Economy.

Rural Deprivation and Inequalities

Rural Deprivation and Inequalities seminar held at the Teesside University Darlington Campus, Vicarage Road, Darlington on the 21 May 2013

Presentations were as follows:
- David Hunter (Durham University) - The Impact of Health System Reform on Health Inequalities: New dawn or poisoned chalice?
- Joyce Liddle (Teesside University) - The Adonis Review: will this help or hinder rural deprivation and inequality?
- Liz Charles (Durham Rural Community Council) - Fuel poverty and cooperative buying groups
- Jon Carling (Independent consultant) – So, is deprivation an issue for older and younger people in rural areas?

Breakout sessions: 
Group Discussion Notes from AM and PM sessions

Articles and accompanying materials:
Professor David Hunters - ‘Will 1 April mark the beginning of the end of England’s NHS? Yes’
Jon Carling - Older people and younger people in rural areas: is deprivation an issue?

Point to note - The RSN has now established a national Rural Health Network following its launch at the Challenging Times conference in Nottingham in November 2012. A second conference is planned for the autumn at the Exeter Chiefs Rugby Ground and Conference Centre on 18 October 2013. A detailed programme for the conference will be published very shortly. 


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