Health & Social Care in the Community

Cover image for Vol. 25 Issue 1

Edited By: Karen Luker

Impact Factor: 1.557

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 5/41 (Social Work)

Online ISSN: 1365-2524


Health and Social Care in the Community is an essential journal for anyone involved in nursing, social work, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, general practice, health psychology, health economy, primary health care and the promotion of health.

Aims and Scope

Health and Social Care in the Community is an international peer-reviewed journal with a multidisciplinary audience including social workers, health care professionals with a community or public health focus e.g. public health practitioners, GP’s, Community Nurses and Social Care researchers and educators.

The Journal promotes critical thinking and informed debate about all aspects of health and social care. Original papers are sought that reflect the broad range of policy, practice and theoretical issues underpinning the provision of care in the community.

Health and Social Care in the Community publishes systematic and narrative reviews, policy analysis and empirical qualitative or quantitative papers including papers that focus on professional or patient education.


health & social care in the community, carers, community health care, elderly, home care, mental health, mental illness, national health service, nhs, rehabilitation, self- help organisations, self-help organizations, sociology

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