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MPs told to rural-proof health policy

Non rural-proofed GP contracts are failing practices

May 3rd 2019

Tagged: political news Rurality

By Ailsa Colquhoun

MPs have been told to rural-proof health policy before implementation in order to reduce the adverse impact on rural communities.

In a parliamentary enquiry attended by the DDA, chair Anne-Marie Morris was told: “Both the new GP contracts in England and Scotland were not rural proofed and concerns persist that they will have an adverse impact on rural practice.

“The concept of rural proofing for health seems to have slipped from the radar.”

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