Report: The impact of Covid-19 on community health services

Published: 6th August 2020

The Community Network, hosted by NHS Providers and NHS Confederation has published a new report exploring the community sector’s response during the Covid-19 pandemic as well as showcasing the achievements of community providers and their staff.

The aim was to “learn from community providers’ experiences of the pandemic to secure much-needed transformation for the longer term and makes a number of recommendations for support from government and the national NHS bodies to enable this.”

CEO at CLCH, Andrew Ridley, who chairs the Community Network and who wrote the foreward for the report said; “For far too long, community services have lacked due recognition and prioritisation at the national policy level. Yet they are firmly at the heart of every local health and care system.”

Alongside this, Andrew has also contributed a blog to the BMJ opinion, expressing his personal views on the impact of Covid-19 on community health services, which you can read here.

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