Providing healthcare for people in remote and rural areas is a priority for The Scottish Government. The COVID-19 pandemic meant lots of changes were made in the way healthcare appointments were provided. We want to explore the public’s perspectives on accessing and receiving healthcare in rural areas across Grampian during the pandemic and how these are changing the experience of rural and remote healthcare.
We will be exploring topics such as eHealth technologies, access to face-to-face appointments and ongoing care, to better understand the experiences, differences and changes to medical care for people living in rural areas of Scotland.
We are looking to collect insights on people’s experiences through focus groups, and interviews.
If so, we’d love to hear from you. We’d like to know, for example:
- What issues do we need to be aware of?
- What does rural mean to you?
- What are barriers to healthcare in rural places?
- How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed access to healthcare for you?
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This study has been approved by the University of Aberdeen School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition Ethics Review Board, Reference number SERB/2021/10/2185