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Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare Capabilities Framework


Skills for Health is delighted to be working in partnership with The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian Healthcare to develop a capabilities framework.

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.

Aim of the framework

The aim is to define and demonstrate the scope of practice and capabilities required of those working in clinical and non-clinical roles in remote, rural and humanitarian settings (for healthcare organisations and their employees).

Development of the framework

Skills for Health and the Faculty will be working collaboratively to develop a draft framework between June and September 2021. The Faculty will be seeking external validation of the framework, with the final framework launching during 2022.

To find out more or to get involved in the development and support of this framework see the Capabilities Framework Development page.