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Table 7 Professional groups working in a CH setting

From: Community hospitals – the place of local service provision in a modernising NHS: an integrative thematic literature review

Professional group Type of staff
Doctors GP (rural, urban)
Specialist GPs (surgical, anaesthetic, obstetric palliative care, gynaecology etc.)
Clinical assistants
Visiting medical or surgical consultants
Remote telelink support from A&E medical staff
Community paediatricians
Emergency back up from multidisciplinary "flying squad"
Nursing Extended role nurses
Nurse led units
Emergency nurse practitioners
Allied Healthcare professionals Occupational therapists
Speech therapists
Other Chiropodists
Social workers
Ambulance personnel for case triage
Other consultant specialities
Acute care assistants