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Plans for east Kent

In this section you’ll find information about plans to improve health and care services in east Kent. We are currently developing proposals for changes to hospital services. This work is in the pre-consultation stage with two options being developed in more detail before we launch a formal public consultation.

The work is led by a joint committee of the four former clinical commissioning groups in east Kent (NHS Ashford CCG, NHS Canterbury and Coastal CCG, NHS South Kent Coast CCG, and NHS Thanet CCG) and will now be taken forward by NHS Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group, which was created by merging the eight former CCGs across the county on 1 April 2020. The commissioners are working in partnership with East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust to develop the proposals. Engagement with local people has and continues to be an important part of the work.

The links below provide background to the work and ways to keep in touch and get involved.

Find out more about plans to improve health and care services in east Kent

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Latest news from east Kent:

NHS leaders in east Kent confirm shortlist for hospital improvements

NHS leaders in east Kent have confirmed that two options for improving hospital services in east Kent have been shortlisted and are now included in a pre-consultation business case to be reviewed by NHS England and NHS Improvement, and the South East Clinical Senate....

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 -...

East Kent joint committee papers published

The Sustainable Health Care in East Kent Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups is meeting in public on: Thursday 25 April 2019 10am – 1pm The Glo Centre, Unit 2, Westwood Business Park, Strasbourg Street, Margate CT9 4JJ The agenda is now confirmed and...

East Kent as an NHS area covers:

  • Ashford
  • Canterbury and coastal
  • south Kent coast
  • Thanet

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