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Welcome to the home of the Community Therapists Network, a national organisation providing information, training and education to therapists who provide care and support for people living with long-term conditions in the community.


Mental Capacity Assessment - Getting it right! 22nd September 2017, Manchester

Lead by two leading experts in the field, Mark Jayes, a speech and language therapist since 2003, with specialist knowledge of Mental Capacity Assessment and Mathieu Culverhouse, Associate at Irwin Mitchell with expertise in Mental Capacity Law, this practical workshop will help you get to grips with assessment of mental capacity, including an overview of common communication disorders and how these can impact on mental capacity.

To learn more & secure one of the special offer places at £95 click here


Learning How to Use the TOM
5th October, RCSLT, London

This workshop, lead by Prof Pam Enderby, will enable participants to be able to select an appropriate outcome measure for their clinical practice. Delegates go away with a greater understand of how best to collect and measure outcomes data on clients receiving treatments. The day includes both theoretical and practical components. Discount for CTN members.

To secure a place at next workshop please click here


Mental Fitness - A practical approach to mental health Morning of 26th October, 52 Club, London RCSLT, London

A half day workshop from Community Therapists Network, lead by Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Chris Morgan and Dr Neil Bindemann (living with a brain tumour). Come and learn about how mental fitness can support a more prevention-based approach to addressing you and your patients’ mental health needs. More details available shortly. To book a place on this workshop, click here.


Therapy Outcome Measure - User Survey. We are keen to continue to support those using or interested in using TOMs. As part of the continuing development process we would like to collect the thoughts & views of people who are either considering the use of TOMs or have previously been on a TOMs Training day and are currently using the TOM in their practice. To complete the survey click here

Overcoming the challenges of outcomes - Kathryn Moyse reports on the culture change around delivering and measuring effective outcomes.

Click here to read this article/a>


MS and Fatigue:
Top Tips for Self Care, Dr Anita Rose

This 32-page booklet gives patients and health professionals access to the information they need at a glance; it provides a background to each subject and summarises all the practical strategies to help. 

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Importance of Good Data

NHS services across the country continue to be challenged with measuring and improving the quality of their services, and as part of that process, they need to capture data. This, as Karen Middleton, CEO of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists states in her video message at TOMs CONNECT.

To view the video click here

Work-Health Divide

Crossing the Work/Health Divide - Better Engagement with Employers 
Meeting report now available

All attendees enjoyed learning from the experiences of VR specialist colleagues across the UK. The discussion sessions enabled people to share their own perspectives. The importance of supporting employees mental health and ways of doing that was a significant feature of the day, along with an excellent presentation which got people thinking about what outcomes VR services should be measuring. To read the executive summary click here


Community Hospitals Association Research and Media

CHARM is the Community Hospitals Association's knowledge and resources website, dedicated to promoting research and good practice. Our mission is to share knowledge of community hospitals in order to continually improve community hospital services for patients, families and whole communities.

Details of how to become a member of the CHA can be found on the CHA website.