145,147 members

Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

News

Rural health care: impact of rurality on the costs of delivering health care

 

Start sharing

If you've got news you'd like to share, let us know and we'll consider it for our news section.
 

Rural health care: impact of rurality on the costs of delivering health care

It is generally acknowledged that small, rural NHS health care providers face higher costs than larger, urban areas. For a number of years, the NHS has adjusted financial allocations to account for these unavoidable variations in costs in different parts of the country.

However, a review by Nuffield Trust for the National Centre for Rural Health and Care suggests these adjustments may not be compensating enough to prevent some rural trusts facing increased difficulties.