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East Kent public meeting on urgent treatment centres

The four east Kent CCGs are talking to local clinicians and patients this month to help develop plans for urgent treatment centres across the area. Urgent care is currently available through a range of services, including: 111, pharmacies, minor illness services,...

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East Kent joint committee meeting in public – 28 February

The Sustainable Health Care in East Kent Joint Committee of NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups is meeting in public on Thursday 28 February 2019 10am – 1pm The Grand Hotel, The Leas, Folkestone CT20 2XL The committee is leading work on possible changes to hospital...

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Planning for EU Exit

Detailed planning is underway for EU Exit in Kent and Medway. As part of that, NHS organisations, Kent County Council and Medway Council are working together to ensure that health and care services continue to run smoothly for local people. Glenn Douglas, chief...

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GP practices in Kent and Medway

Some concerns have been raised recently about whether we have enough GPs in Kent and Medway. GP practices are and will continue to be the bedrock of patient care in Kent and Medway. Ninety per cent of care is provided outside hospital, largely by GPs and their teams. ...

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Stay Alive app helping people in Kent and Medway

A groundbreaking suicide prevention app, Stay Alive, is now available for people in Kent and Medway. With lots of useful information and tools to help individuals stay safe in a crisis, Stay Alive can help both people who may be having thoughts of suicide and those...

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Joint Committee of CCGs for stroke to meet 14 February

The Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups (JCCCG) for the Kent and Medway Stroke Review will meet to consider the decision-making business case and reach a final decision on whether to proceed with the recommended preferred option for establishing hyper...

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NHS Long Term Plan

Message from Glenn Douglas, Paul Carter and Alan Jarrett following the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan.

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East Kent November update

The information below has been circulated as an e-bulletin to stakeholders in east Kent. If you would like to be added to the direct mailing list please contact East Kent NHS listening events Thank you to everyone who has attended our latest...

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Update on East Kent listening events

On 4 October, the NHS in east Kent announced a series of eight public listening events as part of wider pre-consultation engagement on potential changes to local care and hospital services. This update provides further information ahead of the public events to help...

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