Celebrating Community Services 

Recognising the vital role of community health services

Celebrating Community Services week takes place from 16-20 October 2023, shining a light on the role, breadth and importance of community health services.

Hosted by the NHS Confederation and NHS Providers, the campaign exists primarily on social media using #CelebratingCommunityServices to bring services to life, celebrate the sector's successes and the impact this has on people's lives.

In 2023, our focus is on the difference community services make for children and young people, and we will feature a series of videos from our members and beyond.

How to get involved

We are asking community providers to get involved to share their successes – whether it's a case study, a testimonial, a shout-out to your team or more using #CelebratingCommunityServices. The main thing is to raise the visibility of these services.

Useful resources

Explore our videos

As part of our Celebrating community services campaign, we have produced a number of short videos to share stories of those working in community services and the value their roles bring to the sector and their careers. 

Useful links

LGA and SAPHNA: Who are school nurses and what do they do?

LGA publication: School nursing: Looking after the health and wellbeing of school children 

LGA case studies: School nursing case studies

QNI book of short stories: School nurse stories

Institute of Health Visitors short film: Voices from practice

Institute of Health Visitors short film: Health Visitors for every family

Institute of Health Visitors short film: Health visiting in your community

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust children's services poster: Children Looked After Health Team