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Working together is bringing about change

It is two years since the NHS organisations in Kent and Medway, Kent County Council and Medway Council started working together to improve health and wellbeing and standards of care for local people, and make better use of staff and funds.     In that time...

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Thanet’s ART: caring for people in their own home

    The Acute Response Team (ART) in Thanet is helping local people stay out of hospital and get the care and support they need in their own homes.   Bringing together primary, community, mental health and social care, the Thanet ART service is a...

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Striving to improve engagement with the VCSE sector

During May we have continued to have formal and informal meetings with a wide range of partners from across Kent and Medway.  This has included presenting at the monthly Patient and Public Advisory Group (PPAG) meeting where we receive regular feedback on...

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Developing sustainable hospital services in east Kent

Health and social care partners in east Kent are looking at travel times, patient data, staffing and financial factors as they continue to put more detail into the picture of exactly what services would be available to local residents under two potential...

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Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust consultation

  The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has launched a consultation to help shape a new £4 million programme designed to providing funding for innovative and new ways of working to reduce serious stress in veterans, their carers and families. The...

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A new shared care record for Kent and Medway is on the way

Commissioned by the STP’s digital workstream, a team from Kent County Council has begun engaging health and social care professionals across Kent and Medway on their key requirements for a new Kent and Medway Care Record (KMCR) .       The next stage will...

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KMPT offers mental health training for GPs

Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust's Mother and Infant Mental Health Service is providing training sessions for GPs.       Led by one of the Mother and Infant Mental Health Service (MIMHS) Perinatal Consultant Psychiatrists, the course...

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