Community services Our work on NHS care delivered in a community setting Content Type Viewing: Our work Our work Publications Projects Blog posts Events Multimedia Press releases Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page Community health services: our position Report Creating healthy places: perspectives from NHS England’s Healthy New Towns programme Creating healthy places: perspectives from NHS England’s Healthy New Towns programme provides personal insights from those involved in the programme, illustrating how powerful a coherent local approach to improving population health can be. Long read Community health services explained Community services play a key role in keeping people well, treating and managing acute illness and long-term conditions, and supporting people to live independently – and yet they are poorly understood compared to other parts of the NHS. In this explainer we set out what community services are, the challenges faced and how they're changing. Report Reimagining community services: making the most of our assets This report looks at the current organisation of community health services and considers how the health and care system needs to change to meet the needs of populations now and in the future. Completed project Specialists working in out-of-hospital settings This project looked at new models of service provision in which specialists deliver, or facilitate the delivery of, care outside of the traditional hospital setting. Video Southcentral Foundation's Nuka system of care Rachael Addicott speaks to Katherine Gottlieb, President, CEO, Southcentral Foundation, about the Nuka system, which delivers care to an Alaskan Native American population. Blog Transforming community services: learning from previous mistakes With an ongoing ambition to shift care out of hospitals and closer to people’s homes, what is needed to transform community services? Report Community services: How they can transform care Our new paper looks at the changes needed to realise the full potential of community services for transforming care. How should services change in order to fundamentally transform care and move it closer to home? Slideshow Llewellyn Lewis: Achieving positive outcomes in community mental health services Dr Llewellyn Lewis, Deputy Medical Director, South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, spoke at our recent event on mental health. He discussed the Maintaining Adherence programme (MAP), which is currently being piloted in Southend. Report Service transformation: Lessons from mental health This paper examines the transformation of mental health services in England and the relevance to current policy. Drawing on workshops with those involved in the changes and a review of published literature, the paper explores the context and factors that enabled change to happen in mental health. Video How can community pharmacy help improve the health of the population? Speakers from our event on how community pharmacy can improve the health of the population discuss the opportunities and barriers for community pharmacy to improve public health. Video Co-ordinated care in Pembrokeshire: developing community resource teams We spoke to the team at Pembrokeshire to find out more about their co-ordinated approach to care and how this has helped avoid hospital admissions and reduce numbers entering long-term residential care. Commissioned report Developing community resource teams in Pembrokeshire, Wales: Integration of health and social care in progress This case study looks at how four community-based teams in Pembrokeshire bring together professionals from health, social care and the third sector to provide care for patients at home. Video Co-ordinated care in the Oxleas Advanced Dementia Service We find out how Oxleas Advanced Dementia Service provides holistic and palliative care at home for people with advanced dementia. Video Co-ordinated care in the Midhurst Macmillan Service We spoke to the team at the Midhurst Macmillan Service to find out more about their approach to co-ordinated care. Blog Let’s hear it for allied health professionals It is impossible to deliver effective care without the crucial contribution of highly trained allied health professionals. Yet, whenever the quality of health care is debated, these vital staff are written out of the conversation. Commissioned report The Esteem Team: Co-ordinated care in the Sandwell Integrated Primary Care Mental Health and Wellbeing Service The Esteem Team aims to support people with mental health conditions and complex social needs in the borough of Sandwell. Find out more about their approach to co-ordinated care. Commissioned report Midhurst Macmillan Community Specialist Palliative Care Service: Delivering end-of-life care in the community Part of our co-ordinated care project, this case study looks at the Midhurst Macmillan Service – a community-based, consultant-led, specialist palliative care service in a rural community in the south of England. Slideshow Bernie Cuthel: incentivising more and better care in the community Bernie Cuthel shares how Liverpool Community Health have developed the ‘Proactive care programme’ to help reduce health inequalities, increase life expectancy and enable patients to take control of their long-term conditions in Anfield. Audio James Reilly: moving care closer to home James Reilly, Chief Executive of Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust, looks at how primary and community services need to change to deliver care closer to home. Audio Nigel Edwards: moving care closer to home Nigel Edwards, Senior Fellow at The King’s Fund, discusses the issues around redesigning services and looks at whether this reconfiguration leads to a more convenient and cost-effective services for patients. Audio Mark Newbold: moving care closer to home What is the future of the district general hospital? Dr Mark Newbold draws on his experience as Chief Executive of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust to discuss. Blog Shifting care closer to home: slogan or solution? Nigel Edwards concludes our look at the relocation of care, considering whether shifting care closer to home is always the best solution. Blog When it comes to care, is there any place like home? Jeremy Porteus, Director of the Housing Learning and Improvement Network, explains how appropriate housing for older people could improve health outcomes and deliver savings. Got a question? Ask a librarianTopicGeneral practice: Our work on GPs and general practiceTopicAdult social care: Our work on social care policy, services and reformReading listSocial prescribing reading list A selected list of references held by The King's Fund library.