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National Centre for Remote and Rural Medicine

Patients deserve the best care regardless of their location. Here at the National Centre for Remote and Rural Medicine (NCRRM), we provide education and training to equip professionals with the knowledge and skills to provide gold standard care in remote and rural locations locally, nationally and internationally.

We are always looking for new ways to deliver medical education alongside traditional pathways. We operate on the firm belief that medics and allied healthcare professionals should be able to attain skills and qualifications to ensure they feel confident and secure when looking after their patients’ needs, wherever they are in the world. Every contact with a patient should always enhance the outcome. 

Our location

Located in West Cumbria, the Centre provides students with a unique set of opportunities, exposing them to the challenges of remote and rural medicine.


Digital Health Institute

Our Digital Health Institute aims to bring the best of what is going on locally, regionally, nationally and internationally to remote and rural healthcare systems. This includes developments in areas such as telehealth, telecare, remote monitoring, big data, artificial intelligence and the internet of things.

Our team


National Centre for Remote and Rural Medicine
UCLan Westlakes Campus
Samuel Lindow Building
Westlakes Science and Technology Park
Moor Row, Cumbria, CA24 3JY

Tel: +44 (0)1946 517200

  • Students sat outdoors enjoying Westlakes Campus

    Westlakes Campus

    If you’re looking for a refreshing change of lifestyle and access to the great outdoors, you’ll love studying at our Westlakes Campus in Cumbria.

  • Medicine MBBS anatomy class

    School of Medicine

    We offer a range of clinical programmes in the fields of medicine and vision sciences, including the MBBS degree, plus an accelerated Medical Sciences degree and foundation entry programme.

  • Scientist looking into a microscope in neuroscience lab

    Translational Biomedical Sciences

    Our research aims to take laboratory research into applications which will benefit medical professionals in the clinic and in healthcare.