Who we are

Bristol Community Health is a Community Interest Company (CIC) and not-for-profit social enterprise providing NHS community health services to the people of Bristol and beyond. We provide over 40 different services, ranging from community nursing teams and end of life care to prison healthcare, school nursing, health visiting, diabetes support and physiotherapy.

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We are guided by our mission and values, and operate for the good of the communities we serve.

We do not make profit for shareholders – any surpluses we make are reinvested in our services.

High quality care

We employ over 1,700 staff, mostly highly-skilled frontline clinicians. Our dedicated and compassionate team have a reputation for high quality, person-centred care. 91% of our patients seen in patients’ homes or in community settings would recommend our services to friends or family, should they need similar care or treatment. For those surveyed in urgent  care settings: 85% patients surveyed would also recommend us.


Our organisation is owned by staff, and the services we provide are shaped by patient feedback. This means we put clinicians and patients in the driving seat to deliver better care in a much more flexible way. Learn more about our employee-owned status and how we are managed.

Making a social impact

Our work makes a positive social impact in the city of Bristol, in addition to the direct value of the care that we provide, and we’re committed to making a difference to our community over the long term. Read more about our work in this area in our Impact Report 2016 and  Benefitting Bristol – Our Community Pledge. You can also download our 5 Year Impact Infographic (see above).