East Kent Joint Committee 

The four clinical commissioning groups in east Kent have established the Sustainable Health Care in East Kent Joint Committee to lead work on a collective strategy across east Kent, enabling the delivery of high quality, sustainable and financially viable clinical services.

The joint committee is leading on plans currently being developed for reconfiguration of hospital services in east Kent.


The joint committee includes voting and none voting members as listed below. Since January 2019 the joint committee appointed a non-voting independent chair (Bob Deans)

Voting members:

Each constituent CCG has three voting members (from the CCG Governing Body):

  • Clinical Chair
  • A non-executive clinician (a GP or Practice Nurse)
  • A lay member, independent member or secondary care clinician

Non-voting members:

  • Bob Deans – Independent Chair
  • Glenn Douglas – Accountable Officer of the four east Kent CCGs
  • Caroline Selkirk – Managing Director of the four east Kent CCGs
  • Ivor Duffy – Chief Finance Officer of the four east Kent CCGs
  • Sarah Vaux – Chief Nurse of the four east Kent CCGs

Other non-voting members support the committee and attend meetings on a regular basis. Representatives from East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust also attend meetings.

Meetings in public

The public can attend meetings as observers. The difference between a meeting in public and a public meeting are explained here. Questions about the business of the joint committee can be sent to info.eastkent@nhs.net 

24 October 2019

10am – 1pm

Canterbury Suite, Ashford International Hotel, Simone Weil Avenue, Ashford TN24 8UX

If you would like to attend as an observer please book here

Papers will be published here one week before the meeting. Questions about the topics being discussed can be submitted in writing to info.eastkent@nhs.net and the committee will endeavour to cover these as part of its discussions.

22 August 2019 (rescheduled from 25 July 2019)

11am – 12.30pm

Harris Room, The Spitfire Ground St Lawrence, Old Dover Road, Canterbury CT1 3NZ

An audio recording of the meeting is available here.

Papers for the meeting:


Minutes of meeting on 9 May 2019

Programme update

Scoring and weighting review

Evaluation panel briefing


9 May 2019

12.30 – 1.30pm

Ashford Business Point, Waterbrook Avenue, Sevington, Ashford, TN24 0LH

Listen to the audio recording of the meeting


25 April 2019

10am – 1pm 

The Glo Centre, Unit 2, Westwood Business Park, Strasbourg Street, Margate CT9 4JJ.

Listen to the audio recording of the meeting

Papers for the meeting:


30 November 2017

The committee met in public, on 30 November 2017, to agree the medium list of options to take forward for more detailed consideration. Papers from the meeting are listed below:

 Additional information on the proposals published at the time of the meeting include:

The committee was originally called the Sustainable Acute Medical Care in East Kent Joint Committee.

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