What we do

Our vision is to be an effective network for all trusts and not-for-profit organisations providing NHS community health services.

Our priorities

We have agreed a number of key priorities with the members of our Community Network:

1. Continuing to raise the profile of the network and its members
2. Supporting community services to deliver integrated care
3. Facilitating the best use of data about community services
4. Pushing for equitable funding and resource for the community sector
5. Helping community services harness the power of technology

We represent

We represent the views of providers of NHS community services to decision-makers, stakeholders and the media, giving national voice to their concerns. We shape the national policy debate to raise the profile of the pivotal role community services play in delivering high quality, integrated care. 

We support

We support members to develop solutions by sharing ideas, insights and best practice with a particular focus on high-quality, integrated care for patients and service users. We develop products to support our members and influence on their behalf. To sign up to receive the Community Network’s newsletter, email sara.gariban@nhsproviders.org 

We connect

We host three network events a year where members can come together, hear from senior leaders, including those working in the national bodies, and share their own learning.

In addition to the Community Network, being a member of the NHS Confederation means community provider members can also benefit from our other Confederation member forums, action learning sets, professional development programmes and connections across the system, including with our networks for integrated care systems, primary care networks and federations and CCGs.