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Rural perspectives on primary care renewal

October 4, 2017

Contending with challenges including weather, geography, limited resources, and services available only at a distance, health care providers in rural and remote communities have long relied on creative thinking when it comes to providing effective patient care. In a new collection of stories, rural GPs and staff who support them highlight what is working well in their efforts to provide integrated services and whole-person patient care in their communities, including working in teams. “Many small rural communities are ahead of the curve and doing this work very well, out of  necessity,” says Dr Rebecca Lindley, Chair of the Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice. To read more, including perspectives on the role of creative thinking, leadership and strong partnerships in primary care renewal in these communities, click on the links below.