Q Community 


"A connected community working together to improve health and care quality across the UK and Ireland"

We are pleased to be linking with the Q Community, and many of us are now members of the Q Community. 

The CHA has submitted an idea for carrying out a study on the community hospitals and their role in Covid-19, with a focus on embedding positive impact changes. Please read our submission, comment on it and if you can, support our proposal. Read here



          Academy of NHS Fabstuff


"The NHS is so much stronger and so much better when it works together, walks in step and shares the best stuff.  The Academy of Fabulous NHS Stuff is an opportunity to turn dreams into action."  Roy Lilley


We are pleased to be working with the Academy of NHS Fabstuff, and sharing good practice. 

This article was written after an inspirational  visit to Scotter Ward, John Coupland Hospital by one of the NHS Fabstuff team.  Read more.


Do join #Fabchange20  on 21st October Read more 




Institute of Health and Social Care Management


We are pleased to be working with the IHM. The IHM’s directors are Roy Lilley, Dr Terri Porrett and Jon Wilks, who are also the founders of The Academy of Fabulous Stuff. Roy Lilley is the Patron of the CHA, so we have much in common.

The Institute of Healthcare Management is the leading independent membership organisation for health and social care managers, supporting personal development and driving change to improve health and well-being for all through quality management.  "Our aim is to create a supportive professional body that is compelling to join, relevant in its activities and contemporary in its approach."


British Geriatric Society


"Improving healthcare for older people."    The CHA is pleased to be connected with the BGS, with shared learning.  


We welcome the publication of the survey of members of their experience during Covid-19 First Wave "Through the Visor" - read here 

The BGS believe the study to be the only survey capturing the full breadth of multidisciplinary health professionals’ experiences caring for older people across the four nations. The quotes from staff show the impact on their health and wellbeing, both physically and mentally and make harrowing reading. The BGS will be repeating the survey in Spring 2021.



NHS Benchmarking Network


"Raising standards through sharing excellence."

"The NHS Benchmarking Network (NHSBN) is the in-house benchmarking service of the NHS. The Network exists to identify and share good practice across the Health and Social Care sector.  NHSBN is a vibrant member community involving over 340 health and social care organisations throughout the UK.  The Network supports a wide range of benchmarking projects in the commissioning, acute, community and mental health sectors." 




International Foundation of Integrated care

"Leading the Global Movement for change" 

IFIC’s Vision is that people, families and communities benefit from person-centred integrated care and support to maximise their health, wellbeing and independence.

IFIC holds conferences and hosts a Journal - the International Journal of Integrated Care.


Journal of Integrated Care


The Journal of Integrated Care provides leading research and practice insights in the field of integrated care. Based in the four nations of the UK, it has an international reputation and an editorial board that reflects this global reach. It offers a supportive and responsive environment for authors from all professional backgrounds to publish rigorous studies and discussion papers at the cutting edge of research, practice and thinking in integrated care.

The President of the CHA, Dr Helen Tucker and Vice President of the CHA David Seamark are both on the editorial board of the Journal of Integrated Care.  



National Institute for Health Research


"Improving the health and wealth of the nation through research."

"The NIHR supports research from bench to bedside for the benefit of patients and the economy. It works with patients and the public to shape the research agenda, finding new ways of preventing, identifying and treating ill health, evaluating the effectiveness and impact of new healthcare treatments, and ensures that the best possible evidence is available to inform decisions about health and social care."


The CHA was pleased to be involved in the NIHR-funded Community Hospital Research Programme which funded 3 major studies.  We participated in the 3 studies and were delighted to contribute to the work which resulted in new evidence on the role and potential of community hospitals. The studies examined value, efficiency and international learning. We continue to apply the new learning from the studies. Read more about the studies here 



Community Therapists Network 


The Community Therapists Network is a national organisation providing information, training and education to therapists who care for and support people living with long-term conditions in the community.  It is a membership organisation, offering resources, conferences and workshops. 

The CHA is pleased to be connected with the CTN, and in particular we are delighted to promote their work in TOMs - therapy outcome measurements, and the workshops held by Professor Pam Enderby. 



Palliative care news views and inspiration from around the world.  ehospice is a globally run news and information resource committed to bringing you the latest news, commentary and analysis from the world of hospice, palliative and end of life care.



Gold Standards Framework for End of Life Care


GSF is a systematic, evidence based approach to optimising care for all patients approaching the end of life, delivered by generalist frontline care providers. Training programmes are offered and a recognised accreditation process.  Accredited community hospitals and services are listed on the site. Those recently accredited include Falmouth Community Hospital,  Liskeard Community Hospital, Redruth Community Hospital and Blandford Community Hospital.

Suzanne Jones, CEO of the CHA, is working with the GSF, and contributes to panels and is pleased to present awards.  


International Federation of Community Health Centres


The International Federation of Community Health Centres (IFCHC) is a global partnership of Community Health Centre (CHC) associations and their members. This includes facilities such as community hubs.  The core goals of the IFCHC are to foster global collaboration in community-oriented primary health care and to expand access to Community Health Centres as the optimal way to achieve the World Health Organization’s vision for equitable access to primary health care for all. 





"We support people and organisations who are making their communities healthier and happier."

"We run a membership scheme for voluntary organisations across the UK that offers support such as insurance, legal advice, financial services and local and national networking. We offer training and undertake bespoke projects."

The CHA is pleased to connect with David Woods the CEO of Attend, and share an interest on the Leagues of Friends of Community Hospitals and other associated voluntary groups. 


Patients Association


"Listening to patients, Speaking up for change."

"From the contacts we receive via our Helpline, we capture thousands of accounts each year from patients, carers, family members and friends about peoples experiences of the health and social care service. We use this knowledge to campaign for real improvements across the UK. In addition, our Helpline provides valuable signposting and information for patients and supports them as they navigate through the healthcare services.  We ensure that the opinions of patients are gathered on a wide variety of health and social care issues. This is achieved by carrying out surveys, focus groups, listening events and obtaining feedback from our Ambassador network. Concerns that we hear via these channels form the basis of our campaigns which are targeted at various stakeholders such as parliamentarians, the media, civil servants, other charities and professional bodies."



John’s Campaign: for the right to stay with people with dementia in hospital


"Behind its simple statement of purpose lies the belief that carers should not just be allowed but should be welcomed, and that a collaboration between the patients and all connected with them is crucial to their health and their well-being. John’s Campaign applies to all hospital settings: acute, community, mental health and its principles could extend to all other caring institutions where people are living away from those closest to them."  Organisations are being encouraged to make a pledge to support John's campaign. 



National Association of Primary Care


NAPC prides itself on representing the whole of primary care and its growing networks reflect this. We focus on connections, collaborations and providing an influencing voice with a results driven approach.   The NAPC has developed the"Primary Care Home" which is a form of multi-specialty community provider (MCP) model. Its key features are provision of care to a defined, registered population of between 30,000 and 50,000 local clinical and financial drivers and integrated workforce.   Community hospitals feature in test sites, including South Bristol Community Hospital.  A booklet on Primary Care Home is available here.

"Care during and beyond the COVID-19 Crisis: Supporting Resilient Communities in Times of Public Health Crisis"