The Community Network has collated examples of good practice from trusts and Community Interest Companies providing NHS community health services, to help share learning across the country and highlight the innovative work of the community sector. Many of the examples are of work carried out in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Joint working between primary care and community services during COVID-19: a case study of Derbyshire's integration journey.
Joint working between primary care and community services during COVID-19: a case study in Leeds.
How the trust expanded their digital health service to support care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
How the CIC set up a community COVID-19 monitoring service in two days to manage referrals from NHS 111.
Learn how a team in Sussex has optimised the way its service targeted patients with type 1 diabetes who are most at need during the pandemic.
How a respiratory rapid response car became a fundamental resource during the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting patients displaying COVID-19 symptoms.
How its multidisciplinary team supports discharge to assess, rapid community response, A&E front door and community hospital beds.
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust worked with system partners to implement a discharge hub to reduce patient discharge delays.
A member survey found that the need to develop frameworks for integrated governance was one of the four main barriers to more seamless care at the local level. This briefing focuses on how organisations in Hull, Worcestershire and Newcastle have found ways to overcome this barrier and establish effective governance arrangements for their local partnerships.
A survey found that the need to develop shared working practices was one of the main barriers to more joined-up care at the local level. This briefing focuses on how organisations in Devon, Hull and Worcestershire have established agreed ways of working.
How the trust adapted its community respiratory palliative care service in the first six weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The trust adapted their new model of integrated adult community health services for COVID-19 patient needs. The discharge hub and home first offer with enhanced step up and step down services supported patient flow.
When the pandemic hit, the care home support team in Horsham, Crawley and Mid Sussex developed a digital approach to its training sessions so that training for care home staff.
The trust is one of the largest providers of specialist community health services in the country, and is part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire, the county's Integrated Care System (ICS), which brings together 12 partner organisations from across the NHS, local councils, the voluntary and community sector, the fire and rescue service and the police. This case study looks at operational challenges and potential solutions.