President

Dr Helen Tucker

Dr Helen Tucker

I am President of the Community Hospitals Association and have held positions on the CHA such as committee member and Chair over the past 30 years. I am committed to raising the profile of community hospitals, and an appreciation of their contribution to community health and wellbeing. I am a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Winchester.

I have been involved in community hospitals in a number of roles including management, consultancy, development and research. In these various roles, I have visited over half of all community hospitals in the UK.  I researched integrated care in community hospitals for my PhD at the University of Warwick. I have worked with the Universities of Birmingham and Leeds on studies on community hospitals.  I work regularly with NHS organisations, Leagues of Friends and community groups and in particular supporting innovations and developments. I am a reviewer for the National Institute for Health Research, and on the Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of Integrated Care.  I gave a presentation on integrated care at the 2021 IFIC conference and was given the Overall Award for the conference.  Read more here