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Celebrating the heart of the NHS this Community Health and Care Day.

Monday 1 November 2021 is Community Health and Care Day.

Join us in delivering a heartfelt thank you to community healthcare staff on the first ever national Community Health and Care Day.

Community healthcare is the foundation of the NHS, helping people of all ages live independently, stay in their homes longer and leave hospital sooner. Although community healthcare makes up one fifth of the NHS workforce, it is often overlooked. Looking after patients in their own homes, community hospitals, and GP surgeries doesn’t have the same visibility of a large hospital or an ambulance siren.

Boosting ‘out-of-hospital’ care is one of the key elements of the NHS long-term plan and is vital for ensuring people can access the healthcare we need in the future.

Founded by NCH&C in 2020 to mark its tenth anniversary, Community Health and Care Day is a registered awareness day and will be marked every year on 1 November. The day provides the opportunity for everyone to celebrate the vital role that community healthcare plays and help raise the profile of this essential part of the NHS.

Community care in numbers

100 million patients seen in the community in the UK every year

260,000 NHS staff work within the community

15 community trusts within the NHS

1,631 patients seen in their own home in Norfolk every day

NCH&C community teams spend 437 hours driving to patients every day

NCH&C has 2,200 staff providing care to 900,000 people, across over 70 sites in Norfolk

24 patients in residential or care homes in Norfolk seen each day

15% more patients were seen this year than last year - and this increase is set to continue

For all you do, thank you to our amazing community health service.

Get involved

It’s easy to get involved with Community Health and Care Day to show your support for our amazing community healthcare teams.

Click below to download our #CommunityHealthAndCareDay assets and share the love on social.

Tell us why you’re thankful for community health care, email communications@nchc.nhs.uk or contact us via our social media channels.

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