A membership organisation which is open to all individuals or organisations (healthcare, academic and industry) interested in remote and rural healthcare.

The leading source of information about rural and remote healthcare, fostering collaboration, innovation and idea sharing between our educational, academic, industry, community and NHS members.


Access to healthcare services is critical to good health, yet rural and remote communities face a variety of access barriers. Find out more about what’s being done to improve access to services and assist people living with chronic health conditions with self-management. 

Read about the latest innovations, research programmes, activities, or to get involved and share your knowledge.


Contribute to the growing evidence base in rural and remote healthcare, or find out more about the latest innovation research and evaluation projects and programmes underway.  Get involved by contacting directly the research organisations for the most complete and current information.

Contact us if you would like to participate in our research or share your knowledge with our community.


Rural and remote healthcare workers often experience barriers to access appropriate education, development and training support, which can then limit their ability to provide high quality care.  Find out what's being done to co-ordinate remote and rural healthcare education developments, and to support education and training for the remote and rural health care workers.

Find organisations involved in delivering education programmes and for the latest initiatives, programmes and activities.


Digital innovation has an essential role to play in delivering high quality and accessible care in rural and remote areas, and in contributing to economic growth.The dispersed population and unique geography of the Highlands and Islands also makes it the ideal location to develop, test and trial new and innovative technologies in digital health. 

See the latest and ongoing innovations, and opportunities to collaborate and share good practice. Discover organisations working in health care innovation.

Scottish Rural Health Partnership - Education | Innovation | Research | Communities

We are a member of the ECHAlliance, a network of permanent multi-stakehodler Ecosystems across Europe, North America & China.

ECH Alliance

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David Hogg @davidrhogg
Catherine Lawrence @cathlawrence77