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 ‘medium list’ options being developed in more detail.

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

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Pre-consultation engagement activities

The NHS held ten public events between 30 October and 10 December 2018 to discuss potential options for changing hospital and local care services in east Kent. We also ran an online survey and carried out a range of other engagement activities across east Kent including focus groups and street surveys. Reports from this engagement work were presented to the joint committee of CCGs on 28 February 2019. You can read all the reports here (open the 28 February box).  

Latest news from east Kent:

East Kent public meeting on urgent treatment centres

The four east Kent CCGs are talking to local clinicians and patients this month to help develop plans for urgent treatment centres across the area. Urgent care is currently available through a range of services, including: 111, pharmacies, minor illness services,...

East Kent joint committee meeting in public – 28 February

The Sustainable Health Care in East Kent Joint Committee of NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups is meeting in public on Thursday 28 February 2019 10am – 1pm The Grand Hotel, The Leas, Folkestone CT20 2XL The committee is leading work on possible changes to hospital...

East Kent November update

The information below has been circulated as an e-bulletin to stakeholders in east Kent. If you would like to be added to the direct mailing list please contact East Kent NHS listening events Thank you to everyone who has attended our latest...

East Kent listening events – venue change and bookings update

We have changed the venue for the Margate listening event on 20 November. Everyone who had booked for this event at the original venue will be contacted directly about the change. The new venue is: The Sanctuary, Global Generation Church, Unit 2, Westwood Business...

Update on East Kent listening events

On 4 October, the NHS in east Kent announced a series of eight public listening events as part of wider pre-consultation engagement on potential changes to local care and hospital services. This update provides further information ahead of the public events to help...

East Kent as an NHS area covers the four clinical commissioning groups (CCGs):

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