Past Events

 Rye Hospital - the First Hospital in the UK to achieve Carbon Neutral status

The presentation by Barry Nealon and Jo Posnette was well received and stimulated many questions. It was also considered by the organisers to be the first carbon neutral presentation.  The recording of the presentation will be available shortly. 

Creating a Sustainable Culture -  "Earthly Ideas for a Sustainable Planet" Frome Community Hospital  

Melissa Messenger and Pete Harvey gave a presentation on their impressive array of initiatives that are in place at Frome hospital. These include a seed giveaway, recycling phones, Dr Bike to offer bike checks, and removing plastic cups from water dispensers. In combination, these initiatives have raised an awareness of the need for a sustainable culture. It is hoped that their programme can be shared across community hospitals in the UK.




Creative Arts in Oxfordshire Hospitals’ webinar

This webinar held on 6th Oct 2022 was inspiring, illustrating the benefits of supporting patients in a holistic patient-centred way. The benefits are far reaching, for patients, staff and families.     Read more here      Watch the 5 minute film here:


CHA Q Community Hospital Special Interest Group Discussion Group on Thursday 14th July 7pm 

Anna McNulty Clinical Services Manager, Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust spoke about the case study on supporting hospital discharge during COVID-19. Anna described the impact of providing a clinical to in-reach to the acute hospital, to facilitate discharge to Teddington Community Hospital. This initiative has led to clinically appropriate and safe transfers, and improved the experience of transfer for patients.


Innovations for Healthcare at Home

Home Visit Healthcare invited healthcare workers across the four counties to join a Zoom conference and explore the innovations or innovative practices that provide outstanding healthcare at home. This Zoom conference provided a unique opportunity to collaborate with others interested in providing healthcare at home to older adults.  This conference explored how we can deliver healthcare differently using the ever increasing range of innovations and technology available. 

Kirsty Protherough, CHA Director organised this event, which was very pertinent and stimulating. 


CHA Annual General Meeting

Our AGM was held on 8th June at 7pm - 7.30pm.   At the meeting we had the Presidents welcome, we received a Chairs report of the year, and we discussed our financial position. 

Please download the Agenda and the CHA Chairs report

Watch a recording of the AGM here

Minutes can be downloaded here




Discussing the Value of Community Hospitals - Evidence from 3 Studies

The CHA and the University of Birmingham have held a series of webinars to share the recent evidence on from 3 research studies.   

Recordings are available to watch here

*Understanding value*

"How are community hospitals valued by their communities, and beyond, and what might this mean for their future role?"

Chair: Professor Jon Glasby University of Birmingham

Speakers: Deborah Davidson and Dr Angela Ellis Paine - (University of Birmingham)     

Panel:  Dr David Seamark (CHA), Ellen Stewart (University of Edinburgh) and Heather Penwarden (Honiton Hospital & Community League of Friends) 

NIHR Research Report available to download here  Also available: Scientific summary and Plain English version

*International insights* 

"What can the development of community hospitals in international contexts tell us about their role in healthcare futures?"      

Download the presentation here  

Chair: Professor Jon Glasby University of Birmingham

Speaker:  Dr. Emma Pitchforth (University of Exeter), Ellen Nolte (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), Edwin Van Teijlingen (University of Bournemouth)

Panel:  Professor Sir Lewis Ritchie (University of Aberdeen), Helen Tucker (CHA), Dr Alastair Noble (SCCHA), Verdiana Morando (Italy and Dubai)   

NIHR Research Report available to download here   Also available: Scientific summary and Plain English Version

*Questions of efficiency*

"Are community hospitals an effective and efficient way to deliver intermediate care and what might this mean for their future role?"

Chair: Professor Jon Glasby University of Birmingham

Speakers: Professor Claire Hulme (University of Exeter) and Dr Helen Tucker (CHA)  

Panel:  Chris Humphris (CHA), Barry Nealon (Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital) and Clare Holditch (NHS Benchmarking Network)

NIHR Research Report available to download here   Also available: Scientific summary and Plain English version 

Physical Activity for the Prevention and Management of Long-Term Conditions

FREE training for healthcare professionals download here

Expert Physical Activity Clinical Champions are delivering FREE, peer to peer 1-3 hours online training sessions to groups of healthcare professionals at a date and

time to suit local needs e.g. Vocational Training Schemes, Protected Learning Time, lunchtime learning, etc.

Contact today who will help connect you with your local Physical Activity Clinical Champion.

Submitted by Sheila Doughty, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust Area Therapy Lead – Central

NHS Benchmarking Network Webinars 


How to register

The NHS Benchmarking Network webinar series is free to attend. If you would like to find out a bit more about the other webinars scheduled, feel free to take a look at their events page or contact Emma Pruce, Communications & Events Manager 


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