Barry in the Chamber, 8 May 2018

On 8 May, Barry asked Jackie Doyle-Price, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, a question on the disparities between rural and urban health outcomes. Have a look: 

Barry: If the ministerial team want to learn about the comparison of health outcomes in urban and rural communities, they should come to Huddersfield, as we have both there. But what we want in Huddersfield is a great hospital, great GPs and a supportive community pharmacy network. When are we going to get them?

Jackie Doyle-Price, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Care: I will address the point the hon. Gentleman makes about urban and rural health, as my constituency has the same situation. Obviously, there are specific challenges with regard to sparsity of population, ​which have to be tackled through the funding formula. The new national centre for rural health and care will address that.

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