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Help the NHS improve services for children and young people

The NHS and local councils want to transform health and care services for children and young people and are calling on local people to get involved and help. A recent Healthwatch survey showed children and young people in Kent and Medway want their voice to be heard...

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New chair appointed for Kent-wide health body

Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Partnership this week welcomed its first non-executive chair to its board. David Highton, (pictured right) Chair for Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust and a former Chief Executive for Chelsea and Westminster...

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GP campaign sees doctors return to practice

A national campaign aimed at getting hundreds of family doctors to return to general practice has already attracted almost 800 GPs nationwide into coming out of retirement, returning to the profession after taking a break or working in another occupation, or moving...

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Creating an NHS that helps you live your best life

The NHS in Kent and Medway is planning to change the way some aspects of health and care services are organised so they can provide better, more joined-up care. The intention is for Kent and Medway to become an integrated care system with: GP practices working...

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Invitation to NHS workshop on hospital changes in east Kent

The NHS and social care partners in east Kent are working together to design better and more sustainable services for local people, both in and out of hospital. We are committed to improving services so you get the best, most effective hospital care when you need it -...

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Our response to the Healthwatch GP spotlight report

Following the publication of a spotlight report into GP services, we took the opportunity to respond to Healthwatch Kent, explaining how our plans aim to support changes to how primary care and GP surgery services are delivered across the county. You can read our...

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Kent HOSC support plans for hyper acute stroke units

The Kent Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee met today (Tuesday 21 May) for a further discussion on the decision to establish three hyper acute stroke units for Kent and Medway. The decision was made on 14 February 2019, by doctors from Kent, Medway, East Sussex...

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Response to Kent HOSC motion of 21 March 2019

Download PDF version Introduction This report is provided in response to the motion agreed at the Kent HOSC to consider stroke which took place on 22nd March 2019[1]. The response has been developed based on all the detailed clinical evidence and other data gathered...

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