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.
Community Network Comprehensive Spending Review 2021 submission
This submission from the Community Network sets out what the community sector needs from the Comprehensive Spending Review process.
30 September 2021
Beyond bricks and mortar
Insufficient capital funding may hamper the government’s plans for the NHS, impacting safety standards, digital innovations and worsening inequalities
15 October 2021
Shared learning in community health services
Examples from across the country highlighting the innovative work happening across the community sector.
Delivering excellent care at the heart of the community
Initiative, partnerships and sheer hard work has led to SCFT’s vaccination programme successfully reaching its community.
13 October 2021
Time to act together: two-hour crisis response
The Community Network, hosted by the NHS Confederation and NHS Providers, is shining a light on innovative practice among community providers.
28 September 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
Daily member newsletter
Our daily member briefing brings you a digest of the latest developments, insights and intelligence across health and care.