Community Health Services Forum

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The Community Health Services Forum is the only forum that brings together and represents organisations from across the community health sector. 


The Forum speaks for community health services – within all provider types - and provides a space for all those with an interest in community health, from all parts of the system, to come together to share best practice and, most importantly, influence the shift towards integrated, community-based care more broadly.

Our membership includes:

  • community NHS trusts and foundation trusts
  • social enterprises
  • independent sector providers of community health
  • integrated mental health and acute trusts. 
We also have a close working relationship with commissioning groups through NHS Clinical Commissioners. 

This gives us a strong voice to raise the profile of community health to the wider health and social care system, the media, parliament and the public. 

We influence policy effectively through our own work as well as benefiting from the wider influencing work of the NHS Confederation.

How we work

All of our work is led by our members, headed by our chair Matthew Winn, chief executive of Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust. 

We are always eager to have new, enthusiastic voices on our steering group committed to supporting the vital work of community health providers. 

Events

Details of our last event (6 November) on how primary care and community services can work more collaboratively together can be found here, along with the speakers' presentations.

Our next Forum event is taking place on Thursday 4 February 2016 in London and will focus on the future for the community-based workforce. Click here for more information.

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Our work programme

We bring together the whole community of people interested in care provided in community settings. We speak for our formal membership of providers of NHS-funded community health services.

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Membership

The forum is open to all NHS Confederation members with an active interest in community health.

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