The Community Network is the national voice of NHS community providers.
Hosted by the NHS Confederation and NHS Providers, we support trusts and not-for-profit organisations providing NHS community health services to deliver high-quality care by influencing national policy, sharing good practice and promoting a vision of integrated care in the community.
Our vision is to be an effective network for all trusts and not-for-profit organisations providing NHS community health services, championing, supporting and influencing their role in the health and care system.
The Community Network aims to:
We develop products to support our members and influence on their behalf, as well as hosting three network events a year where members can come together, hear from senior leaders at national bodies, and share their own learning.
The network's board oversees our work. Our current chair is Siobhan Melia, chief executive of Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust.
To view upcoming dates for the Community Network visit our courses and events section of the website. For information on becoming a member, or to find out more about the network, please contact email@example.com.
The Community Network has published an infographic that gives a short summary on what community health services are.
Examples from across the country highlighting the innovative work happening across the community sector.
This briefing highlights the benefits boosting referrals into urgent community response services has on patients this winter and beyond.
This briefing explores how community providers are working with local primary care partners to deliver more joined-up care for local communities.
The Community Network highlights concerns about long waits for children and young people's services.
This infographic provides a short summary on what community health services are.
This briefing show how urgent community response services can play a key role in addressing winter pressures and supporting urgent and emergency care pathways.
This briefing reveals the problems and solutions to workforce shortages in community healthcare.
Richard Kirby, Community Network vice chair, discusses the impact of long waits for community services on children and young people's health.
Siobhan Melia, considers what needs to be done to make delayed discharges a thing of the past.
Alex Thompson, assistant director at NHS England Community Health Services, discusses the work going on to improve NHS community services data.
Miriam Deakin responds to a new report by County Councils Network, 'Finding a way home'.
Miriam Deakin responds to a Homecare Association report highlighting serious underfunding of 'at home' social care.
Sir Julian Hartley responds to a National Audit Office (NAO) report on reforming adult social care in England.