Staffing challenges affecting community health services and how we can address them

Community health services are facing significant staff shortages which is impacting on service users and the wider NHS.

12 August 2022

The Community Network, which is hosted by the NHS Confederation and NHS Providers, has published this infographic to complement its new briefing, which reveals the problems and solutions to workforce shortages in community healthcare. 

Having the right numbers and skill mix of community staff is essential to providing high-quality care, keeping people well in their own home or in the community, and preventing demand on other healthcare services.

The solutions proposed below must be supported by a fully-funded and -costed national workforce plan to meet existing and future demand for healthcare. This is particularly true given the increasing focus on care delivery in the community.

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