We have agreed a number of key priorities with the members of our Community Network:
- Provide a clear voice for community providers during the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially around the backlog of care in community services and ongoing COVID-19 related pressures.
- Promote the role of community services in new models of integrated care and support community providers as systems transition to statutory bodies in April 2022
- Continue to call for equitable and transparent funding and resource for the community sector.
- Call for appropriate and well-funded public health infrastructure locally and nationally
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.
Community Network representation to the Spring Budget 2021
Key asks of the spring Budget 2021 on behalf of providers of NHS community services.
20 January 2021
Community Network response to the provider selection regime consultation
The response to the consultation focuses on the implications for community providers.
8 April 2021
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Shared learning in community health services
Examples from across the country highlighting the innovative work happening across the community sector.
11 February 2021
Neighbourhood Integration Project
An in-depth look at how more joined-up care has been delivered in four localities.
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.
Specialist programmes and consultancy services to advance leadership capability and embed improvement approaches across health and care