Being Here

The Being Here project is an initiative to build the sustainability of health and care services in remote and rural areas. The Project is managed by NHS Highland and part-funded by the Scottish Government. In order to build sustainability, the project aims to develop and test new models for remote and rural health and care services in Scotland.


The Rural Health and Wellbeing Team is carrying out part of the Being Here research and evaluation programme, which is being managed by the NHS Highland Research and Development Department. The evaluation includes establishing a baseline by carrying out fieldwork in each of the Being Here test sites, with regular follow-up fieldwork across the lifetime of the project to assess progress. Field work in this instance involves visiting the Being Here test sites and interviewing residents, community representatives, and health and social care professionals, as well as attending community group meetings.

Project Team

  • Rural Health and Wellbeing team: Dr Sarah-Anne Munoz, Dr Jenny Hall, Dr Sara Bradley
  • NHS Highland R&D: Frances Hines
  • Remote and Rural Programme Manager: Martine Scott
  • Principal Partner and Funders: NHS Highland

Project Materials