Community health services and hospices: evidence categories

Page last updated: 22 February 2024


These services include:

  • community health services, including those provided by NHS trusts, community interest companies, social enterprises, local authorities and independent providers
  • hospices

To assess services we look at evidence against our quality statements. We have grouped the types into 6 evidence categories.

We're listing these community health services and hospices together as we’ll aim to collect evidence in similar categories.

We know there are differences in how services operate. We'll reflect this when we look at individual sources of evidence in our assessments.