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.
Who is the Community Network for?
- NHS community trusts
- NHS acute trusts offering community services
- NHS mental health trusts offering community services
- Community interest companies and social enterprises offering community services.
What are community health services?
This infographic explains the role community health services play in the NHS healthcare system.
12 May 2021
Shared learning in community health services
Examples from across the country highlighting the innovative work happening across the community sector.
Neighbourhood Integration Project
An in-depth look at how more joined-up care has been delivered in four localities.
Community providers at the heart of the COVID-19 recovery
Setting out the vital role that community health services have played during the pandemic and beyond.
12 May 2021
Sharing learning and innovation in community services
Partnership-working and innovation within community health services is playing an essential role in responding to the COVID-19 crisis.
11 February 2021
Rapid response teams a welcome first step
Andrew Ridley, chair of the Community Network, responds to NHS England and NHS Improvement's announcement of rapid response teams.
23 January 2021
Funding for Discharge to Assess welcome but needs to be recurrent
Andrew Ridley, Community Network chair, responds to additional funding for discharge-to-assess.
18 March 2021
NHS Confed Conference
The NHS Confederation's flagship conference bringing together the health and care sector between 15 to 17 June 2021.
15 June 2021 09:00 - 17 June 2021 17:00 GMT
NHS Communicate Conference 2021
NHS Communicate Conference 2021 is a brand new event specifically designed for NHS communications leaders.
15 September 2021 09:00 - 17:00 GMT
Daily member newsletter
Our daily member briefing brings you a digest of the latest developments, insights and intelligence across health and care.