Glenn Douglas is now Accountable Officer across our eight CCGs; following final decisions by both Thanet and South Kent Coast Clinical Commissioning Groups to join the strategic commissioner proposals. We are developing plans for what commissioning...read more
The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme: Healthier You is delivered in Kent by Ingeus, in partnership with Leicester Diabetes Centre. The programme identifies those at high risk and refers them onto a behaviour change programme. Evidence shows that...read more
Getting local care right for patients means health and social care professionals truly working as multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs) and cutting out the amount of jargon the NHS uses. That was the key message when more than 200 people came together last...read more
Our prevention workstream is led by the two Directors of Public Health, Andrew Scott-Clark, Kent County Council, and James Williams, Medway Council. Its vision is for care to shift from looking after people when they fall ill or lose their ability to live independently to supporting people to stay well in body and mind.read more
One of the big targets for the STP is to reduce the number of smokers in the population as a whole and, particularly, in expectant mothers.
The council public health departments and the NHS have jointly been trying out a new way of targeting pregnant women in Medway, South Kent Coast, Swale and Thanet, with a very personalised service.read more
The national campaign encourages local authorities, organisations, workplaces, and individuals to reduce the amount of sugar we all eat and drink.
Currently, the Medway public health team is working with local people to find out their views on sugar and how much they consume. This kicked off at a public health event at Medway Park on Sunday 15 April which saw 546 residents attend a fun day, run by the ‘Tri for You’ programme.read more
Mental health nurse Janice Young was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes three years ago after a free Staff MOT at work found her blood sugar level was higher than normal and she was advised to see her GP. With a family history of diabetes, 56 year-old...read more
The Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Partnership Programme Board met on 9 April 2018. Prevention ‘deep dive’ The Programme Board’s meeting structure allows for occasional ‘deep dives’ – lengthier discussion and more detailed scrutiny of...read more
Thank you to everyone who took part in the consultation on urgent stroke services. The consultation closed on Friday 20 April and all feedback is now being analysed. Patricia Davies, senior responsible officer for the stroke review, said: “During the consultation...read more
On 23 March 2018 Save Our NHS In Kent (SONIK) presented a letter to the Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups for the Kent and Medway Review of Urgent Stroke Services. The response to that letter, from Dr Mike Gill, Chair of the Joint Committee, is below....read more