New survey – have your say on how health services are commissioned
The NHS in Kent and Medway is seeking your views on how health services are commissioned (planned and purchased).
At the moment there are eight GP-led clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) across Kent and Medway, responsible for planning and spending the health budget to meet local needs.
Although each of the CCGs has much to be proud of over the last six years, the GPs who chair them now believe a single CCG is needed for Kent and Medway as part of other changes which will see all health and care services working much more closely together.
In June, we published a leaflet Helping local people live their best life which set outs more details. This included a survey which ran until August, to get people’s initial views on the suggested changes. They include GP practices working much more closely together, and all the services in given areas (such as east Kent) joining up care for local people.
Building on the feedback from that survey, we’d now like to find out your views about the specific proposal to create a single clinical commissioning group (CCG) for Kent and Medway.
The survey is open until 23 September. Please complete it and share with your friends, colleagues and family as your views are important to us.