Community rehabilitation: key resources

A range of resources detailing best practice, innovation and guidance that’s helping shape rehabilitation and recovery services across the UK.

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Community rehabilitation alliance

While access and capacity are key issues for community rehab and recovery services, so too is the quality of what is delivered.  

We are now part of leading the movement for rehab and recovery, using robust evidence to inform key decisions on how care is delivered. 

Evidence-based standards for community rehabilitation

The CSP has developed a set of standards for the key components of the community rehabilitation pathway. These standards will, for the first time, set out to bring consistency to the quality and delivery of rehabilitation services across the UK. 

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.

NHS Rightcare

NHS Rightcare is leading work with stakeholders to improve the commissioning of community rehabilitation in England. The CSP was 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.

The toolkit 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.

Community Rehab Alliance core asks 2023-24

The Community Rehab Alliance (CRA) has developed a list of key messages for partners to use in their own political engagement ahead of the UK General Election

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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