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Information about attending a public meeting or a meeting in public

This page gives you more information about the different types of meetings we hold which members of the public can attend and what to expect at these meetings.

What is the difference between a public meeting and meeting in public?

A public meeting is an open forum designed to allow members of the public to ask questions and discuss issues with members of the NHS in Kent and Medway – usually on a specific topic. We use these meetings to get feedback on plans and proposals, including during public consultations.

A meeting in public is where members of the public can attend to observe a meeting of a committee or board. However, they are not permitted to join in the discussion.

You can find out what meetings are coming up and more information on the different types of meeting, below.

Attending a public meeting or listening event

Find out more about what to expect when you attend a public meeting or listening event where we disucss plans and proposals for the future of health and care services in Kent and Medway with local people to understand more about their views.

Attending a meeting of a board or committee being held in public

Meetings in public are where a committee or board invite members of the public to attend as observers and listen to the business of the meeting. Read more about what happens at these types of meeting.

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