Community Services are responsible for delivering local, community based healthcare. They do this by enhancing joint working relationships across the whole care pathway in terms of delivery of care models, ie. across the acute hospital setting into primary care and with social care services into the community, building on what is already established to improve health and tackle inequalities in health.
What services are delivered by Community Services?
Community Services within Fife will include some of the following aspects of healthcare.
- Care of the Elderly
- Community Child Health
- Community Nursing
- Continence Service
- Health Improvement Team
- Learning Disabilities
- Occupational Therapy
- Primary Care Emergency Services
- Speech & Language Therapy
- Community Pharmacy
- Clinical Psychology
- Professional & Practice Development (Primary Care)
Dissolution of Community Health Partnerships
Prior to 1st April 2015, local community based services were delivered across fife by Community Health Partnerships. As part of the move towards Health & Social Care integration, the committees governing the CHPs were disolved on 31st March 2015. NHS Fife has a range of Governance Committees in place and these Committees, along with the Health Board and the Health and Social Care Partnership’s Shadow Board, will ensure that there continues to be robust oversight, scrutiny and leadership in place.
Services previously delived by Community Health Partnerships will continue to be delivered as before.