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Health of people in rural parts of Britain is being neglected

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7485.216 (Published 27 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:216
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

The healthcare needs of people living in rural parts of the United Kingdom are being neglected, as health policies continue to focus on centralising services in large cities while ignoring those of more distant communities, says a BMA report.

Up to a quarter of people in the United Kingdom live in rural settings, and research shows that for some illnesses they have worse health than people in urban areas, says the report. For example, people from more remote parts of the United Kingdom are less likely than those in …

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