Improving stroke services in Kent and Medway

The NHS in Kent and Medway, along with colleagues from Bexley in south east London and the High Weald area of East Sussex, have undertaken a review of urgent stroke services provided in Kent and Medway. This page provides lots of information on the history of the stroke review and details on the next steps in the process.

Next steps in the stroke review

The NHS in Kent and Medway is now working towards establishing hyper acute stroke units at three hospitals. You can find out more about the next steps, including the implementation plans and timeline.

About the stroke consultation

A public consultation on proposals to change stroke services in Kent and Medway ran for 11 weeks from 2 February to 20 April 2018. Find out more about the consultation, consultation documents and consultation reports here.

The decision making documents

On 14 February 2019 the Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups for the Kent and Medway Stroke Review agreed to establish three hyper acute stroke units in Kent and Medway. Find out more about the meeting here.

The history of the stroke review

The review of urgent stroke services in Kent and Medway began in 2014. Take a look at our interactive timeline to find out more about what’s happened so far in the stroke review and key decision making points.

Latest stroke review news

Papers for stroke JC CCG meeting – 14 February 2019

Papers for the stroke Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups meeting on 14 February 2019 are available below. These papers are in addition to the decision making business case that was published on 25 January 2019. Joint Committee presentation Questions and...

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...

Reports on the stroke consultation response and activity published

The NHS in Kent and Medway have today published two reports arising from the recent consultation on changes to urgent stroke services, describing the consultation activity that was delivered and summarising the key themes from the responses received....

Stroke consultation closes

Thank you to everyone who took part in the consultation on urgent stroke services. The consultation closed on Friday 20 April and all feedback is now being analysed. Patricia Davies, senior responsible officer for the stroke review, said: “During the consultation...

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