Welcome to Cumbria Rural Health Forum

Rural areas face significant challenges when it comes to providing sustainable health and care services. The Cumbria Rural Health Forum was formed in autumn 2013 to bring together people from the Public, Private and Third sectors who worked in health and social care in Cumbria.  These people had a shared desire to work in partnership to find out what good rural health and social care looked like and explore what might be possible for Cumbria.  The use of digital technology to address rural issues quickly emerged as an opportunity and has been the initial priority for our work.

This Forum is open to anyone who is working to deliver health and social care in Cumbria or facing similar issues in rural areas elsewhere. This website brings together a collection of resources and descriptions of the project work undertaken to date.