Sharing and Learning


“The response of United Kingdom Community Hospitals to the COVID-19 Pandemic: an Appreciative Inquiry.”

David Seamark and Helen Tucker represented the CHA at an international conference in Denmark. 

Tucker H, Seamark D, Prodger E. The response of United Kingdom Community Hospitals to the Covid-19 Pandemic: an appreciative Inquiry. International Journal of Integrated Care. 2022;22(S3):221. DOI:

"Community hospitals have been described as integrators, and the experience of staff during the pandemic has shown that collaborative working has strengthened over time.  Staff have reported that there is a greater appreciation of the role of community hospitals locally within communities and within the wider health and social care system."

Download the paper here

Download the poster here

To watch the presentation via IFIC youtube please click here     The presentation is the first talk for 16 minutes.


Special Interest Group on Community Hospitals - Q & CHA

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