There is already lots of good work happening across Kent and Medway. Individual services are finding way to work more effectively to join up health and social care and to better design services to meet the needs of local people. Here are some examples of local initiatives.

Update on legal challenge to stroke services review

Two requests have been made to the Supreme Court for permission to appeal against the recent Judicial Review ruling on the review of acute stroke services in Kent and Medway. In response, the NHS is asking the court to deny permission for them to be heard. The...

Go-ahead for single clinical commissioning group

The eight clinical commissioning groups in Kent and Medway will merge to form a single clinical commissioning group from 1 April 2020 after NHS England and NHS Improvement gave formal approval. Dr Navin Kumta, who has been appointed clinical chair of the new NHS Kent...

Court win means NHS can move forward with vital improvements to stroke services in Kent and Medway

The High Court has today (Friday 21 February 2020) emphatically ruled in favour of the NHS in Kent and Medway over the decision to establish ‘hyper acute stroke units’ (HASUs) at Darent Valley Hospital, Maidstone Hospital and William Harvey Hospital. This will bring...

Kent and Medway beats 62-day cancer target to be second in country

For the first time in more than five years, cancer services in Kent and Medway have hit the national target for the 62-day performance standard. Cancer teams from the four hospital trusts in Kent and Medway made sure 85.6 per cent of their patients seen in December...