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Temporary move of Tunbridge Wells stroke ward

On Wednesday 17 July 2019 Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (MTW) confirmed that they are planning a temporary emergency change to their stroke service. MTW currently operate two stroke services at both the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells hospital sites. While the...

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Helping Graham get home safe and sound

Home is where the heart is and when it comes to recovery, most people like to do so from the comfort and safety of their own surroundings. That’s why we are working hard to make the care we deliver locally to you the best we can across Kent and Medway. Meet Discharge...

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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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