Community rehabilitation: important reading

Access our rehab standards for community rehabilitation, reports, innovations database and hip fracture audit.

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While access and capacity are key issues for community rehab, so too is the quality of what is delivered and we have an opportunity ahead to scale up quality community rehabilitation services.

Evidence-based standards for community rehabilitation

The CSP is developing a set of standards for the key components of the community rehabilitation pathway. The first of these is for hip fractures. More will follow. See also the standards for rehabilitation for Covid-19 patients.

Hip fracture standards

The CSP's hip fracture rehabilitation standards were created to help support the continuity of rehab across the pathway. They can also ensure care is of the appropriate intensity and frequency to achieve a patient's goals.

Examples of excellence

To drive up standards in community rehabilitation we need to be learning from what works and sharing innovation. We must also take the opportunity to reduce those interventions that are not supported by evidence.

Innovations database

The CSP is collecting examples of implemented community rehabilitation projects and initiatives on an innovations database. Use this to get ideas, add your own example to share with others.

Access the database

Submissions to the database are evidence-based interventions that work and are of high value to patients.

The CSP will promote proven approaches and successful rehab initiatives, develop evidence-based standards for community rehabilitation and promote our existing hip fracture standards.

NHS Rightcare

NHS Rightcare is leading work with stakeholders to improve the commissioning of community rehabilitation in England. The CSP has been part of this work, along with many other professional bodies and charities. It has resulted in the Community Rehabilitation toolkit, published by NHS England in March 2020.

As well as being a resource for commissioners and planners, the CSP believes it is a tool to support CSP members across the UK involved in service redesign and influencing local commissioners and planners.

This is because it is based on principles for quality rehabilitation that the CSP advocates for all: person-centred, integrated and accessible.

Right to rehab report

The CSP's report, Community Rehabilitation: Live Well for Longer, outlines why all patients should have equal access to high quality, person-centred, community rehabilitation.

Manifesto for community rehabilitation

The CSP's manifesto for community rehab asked candidates standing in the 2020 General Election to support our Right to Rehab campaign and help us call on the government to recognise that people have a right to effective community rehabilitation services.

Physiotherapy services checklist

The CSP and other key stakeholders have worked with NHS Right Care to develop the Community Rehabilitation Toolkit. However, this is targeted particularly at planners and commissioners of community services. 

We have therefore developed this checklist for physiotherapy services, to enable you to identify both the specific strengths of your services and the areas for improvement.

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