The NHS, social care and public health in Kent and Medway are working together to plan how we will transform health and social care services to meet the changing needs of local people.
The Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Partnership has been set up by local health and care leaders. We are focussed on how best to encourage and support better health and well-being, and provide improved and sustainable health and care services, for the population of Kent and Medway.
The Partnership is a collaboration of all NHS organisations across Kent and Medway, Kent County Council and Medway Council, all of whom are involved in the planning, provision and delivery of health and social care services in this area. The Partnership oversees the development of the health and care Sustainability and transformation plan for Kent and Medway.
Aim and ambition:
Our plan aims for a radical transformation in the people of Kent and Medway’s health and wellbeing, the quality of the care they receive, and the sustainability of the system. We are targeting the following four key areas to achieve this:
Preventing ill health, intervening earlier and bringing excellent care closer to home
Maximising synergies and efficiencies in shared services, procurement and prescribing
Investing in estates, digital infrastructure and the workforce needed to underpin a high-performing system
Developing the commissioner and provider structures which will unlock greater scale and impact
Our ambition is to put local people at the heart of services, helping people to stay well and independent in their own homes and communities and avoid being admitted to hospital. It sets out how we want to:
- improve the health and wellbeing of local people
- deliver high-quality, joined-up health and social care
- offer access to the right care and support in the right place, at the right time
- make sure NHS and social care staff are not under so much pressure that they can’t deliver the caring ethos of the NHS and social care
- better meet people’s needs within the funding we have available
- build health and care services that are sustainable for years to come.
Who is involved?
The Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Plan is being developed and delivered by health and local authority leaders, senior clinicians and social care practitioners and is led by Glenn Douglas, who is the Chief Executive of the partnership. We are eight Clinical Commissioning Groups, eight healthcare providers and two local authorities, sharing a goal to transform health and care in Kent & Medway:
- Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
- East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
- Medway NHS Foundation Trust
- Medway Community Healthcare
- Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
- Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
- Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
- South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Commissioning Groups
- NHS Ashford CCG
- NHS Canterbury and Coastal CCG
- NHS Dartford Gravesham and Swanley CCG
- NHS Medway CCG
- NHS Thanet CCG
- NHS South Kent Coast CCG
- NHS Swale CCG
- NHS West Kent CCG