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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.

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Mental Capacity Assessment - Getting it right!New date coming soon.

Lead by two leading experts in the field, Michael Mandelstam, independent legal trainer and consultant and Mark Jayes, a speech and language therapist since 2003, 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.

For further details of next course email

Measuring the Value of Rehabilitation - Experience with the TOMs
28th March 2017, NEC Birmingham

Rehabilitation services continue to come under pressure from commissioners to demonstrate value. There are many client groups receiving a range of interventions untested by RCTs, and unlikely to be, given their heterogeneity. Thus the best evidence has to be based on collecting outcome data. Come and learn more about the TOM with Prof Pam Enderby

For further details of Prof Enderby's talk on the 28th at March click here

Mental Fitness

Learning how to use the TOMs
June 2017, 9:45am to 1:00pm, London (exact date tbc)

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.

 For further details of next course email


Should people with chronic spinal cord injury be taking vitamin D to reduce the risk of depression? To find out more about this and other stories in the latest CTN newsletter then click on the link below.

Latest CTN News Bulletin

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

Click here to read


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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Life After Encephalitus

Life After Encephalitis provides a unique insight into the experiences of those affected by encephalitis, sharing the rich, perceptive, and often powerful, narratives of survivors and family members

It shows how listening to patient and family narratives can help us to understand how they make sense of what has happened to them, and also help professionals better understand and engage with them in practice.  

To read more about this helpful resource and purchase a copy 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.