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.
Shared learning in community health services
Examples from across the country highlighting the innovative work happening across the community sector.
11 February 2021
Digital transformation in community health services
New report spotlights where community health services are doing digital well and what the barriers are.
1 December 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
Neighbourhood Integration Project
An in-depth look at how more joined-up care has been delivered in four localities.
Injecting community back into our lives
When talking about community, what do we really mean? John Walsh writes beyond the idea of bricks and mortar.
11 January 2022
Urgent community response and the science of marginal gains
With the skills of its UCR team, Integrated Care Warrington knew it could support local emergency services. Caroline Williams explains.
14 December 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.