Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare

The Faculty of Remote and Rural Healthcare was formally launched in November 2018 by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, incorporating Humanitarian in its structure in August 2020.

The faculty was established in response to the need identified within both industry and the public health arena to define, review and set standards of competence for organisations as well as medical and non-medical personnel delivering healthcare in remote and rural environments. 

Our primary objective is to “improve the health outcomes of individuals living and working in remote, rural, austere and life threatening areas of the world”.

Our vision is to establish, promote and develop a diverse global community of healthcare professionals operating across public, private and third sectors within a number of diverse industries. This will be developed through our Capabilities Framework which you can find out more about here.

Join us in developing leadership, innovation, standard setting in education and training in the fast developing field of remote, rural and humanitarian healthcare

We look forward to welcoming you to the Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare:

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Shape the future of YOUR Faculty

Whether you are a professional currently working or aspiring to work in remote, rural and humanitarian healthcare or represent an organisation or corporation active in the sector, we want to hear from you. 

Here are some key reasons why we think you'll want to get involved: 

Organisations Healthcare professionals
  • Keep your staff healthy, ensuring they benefit from the best possible care and medical expertise through rigorous professional standards
  • Join a global community of like-minded professionals, sharing innovative and dynamic practices and a passion for continuous improvement 
  • Attract the best healthcare practitioners, making remote and rural healthcare an appealing and exciting career choice for new trainees
  • Sector-wide accreditation standards designed to support you in demonstrating exemplary professional conduct and enhancing your practice
  • Retain your healthcare staff, keeping them motivated and equipping them with the right skills for the job
  • A pathway to progression through a dynamic and topical programme of training and education, equipping you with the widest skill-set possible

How to Support or Get Involved

We are working hard to lay the foundations of FRRHH, established by our highly esteemed Executive Committee, Faculty Advisory Board Members and RCSEd operational staff team. We are eager to ensure that FRRHH is the “home” of remote, rural and humanitarian health and in order to achieve this we need you as our membership to help inform, drive and inspire this exciting.

There are several ways you can support your Faculty:

  • Join as an Affiliate Member or apply for Fellowship or Membership
  • Encourage organisations to join as organisation members
  • Volunteer to support and contribute to the development of the Capabilities Framework
  • Register your interest in our Students and Trainees Group
  • Share an article, research paper, event or any other resource that is of importance to remote, rural or humanitarian healthcare
  • Contact the FRRHH team to provide feedback on the Faculty or share your experience of remote, rural and humanitarian healthcare
  • Suggest a webinar or podcast subject and help to secure speakers

Please contact frrhh@rcsed.ac.uk to get involved. 

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