Norfolk Initiative for Coastal and rural Health Equalities (NICHE Anchor Institute)

About Us

The Norfolk Initiative for Coastal and rural Health Equalities (NICHE), has been funded by Health Education England (East of England) to support Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care System to co-create projects that will help to recruit, develop and retain the health and social care workforce and improve services to meet the needs of the local communities it serves. This funding helps the University to act as an Anchor Institute for the system, which aims to:

  • Improve health inequalities across rural and coastal communities

  • Sustain health and wellbeing for those who live and work in our region.

  • Share learning and best practice, scale-up evidence  for sustainable improvements, across our workforce and integrated care system.


If you wish to learn more about our work, attend any of our open meetings, or join one of our NICHE working groups, please send an email outlining your area of interest to: