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.
Listening events update (17 October 2018)
More information is now available on the hospital services potentially affected by the proposals we will be discussing at the listening events between 30 October and 20 November. Find out more and book onto an event.
Improving care in East Kent – online survey
Alongside public meetings and other engagement activity we have a survey open until 9 December (extended from 25 November) for you to share your views on the current proposals. Please read this information about the potential changes before completing the survey.
The survey link is: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/EastKentNHS2018/
The NHS is holding eight public events to discuss potential options for changing hospital and local care services in east Kent. At these events, between 30 October and 20 November, doctors and other NHS leaders will discuss with local people:
- the benefits change could bring
- how services outside hospitals are developing to maximise the care people get locally
- how the two options for hospital services might affect people across east Kent
- the next steps towards public consultation.
|Date & time||Venue||CCG area|
|Thursday 15 November
9.45am – 12.45pm
Grand Marquee, Ramada Hotel (Dover), Singledge Lane, Whitfield, Dover CT16 3EL
|South Kent Coast|
|Thursday 15 November
6.30pm – 9.30pm
Holiday Inn (Ashford Central), Canterbury Road, Kennington, Ashford TN24 8QQ
NOW FULLY BOOKED
|Tuesday 20 November
10am – 1pm
VENUE CHANGED from originally advertised
The Sanctuary, Global Generation Church, Unit 2, Westwood Business Park, Strasbourg Street, Margate CT9 4JJ
The content at each event will be fundamentally the same, although discussions will focus on the potential impact of the options on people in the area where the event is being held.
Latest news from east Kent:
Below are the papers that will be discussed at the Kent and Medway Acute Stroke Services Joint Committee on 31st January 2018. The Joint Committee is made up of the eight clinical commissioning groups in Kent and Medway along with Bexley...
Further details about a proposal to establish three new ‘hyper acute’ stroke units in Kent and Medway have been announced today (Thursday 18 January 2018). The proposed shortlist of potential options for the location of these units, which is still subject to final...
Over the next few months, the potential options for re-organising hospital services in east Kent will be evaluated by the NHS and patient and public representatives on whether they: 1. can deliver improvements in patient care 2. are accessible for patients 3. can be...
Health commissioners agreed today that two potential options for urgent, emergency and acute medical care and six potential options for planned inpatient orthopaedic care in east Kent, should be assessed further, to see which should go forward to public consultation...
Maria Howdon – Head of Membership Development at Thanet Clinical Commissioning Group in Kent, wins Unsung Hero award at the National Association of Primary Care Awards in October 2017. The awards recognise the exceptional work of individuals and organisations in...
NHS Ashford Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS Canterbury and Coastal Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS South Kent Coast Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS Thanet Clinical Commissioning Group have established a joint committee to consider the future of urgent and...
Health commissioners are meeting next week (30 November) to consider potential options for how future hospital services might be organised in east Kent. This follows extensive discussions with health professionals and the public about how to improve...
During the summer and autumn we held a series of listening events about future plans for health and social care in Kent and Medway. We asked for your feedback to help shape the development and delivery of these plans and the results have been published in a report out today.
This film explains more about plans to improve health and care services in Kent and Medway. You can hear from local people and their families, from doctors and other health and social care professionals about how new ways of working are already changing...
Glenn Douglas appointed as Chief Executive of Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Partnership
We are pleased to announce that, following an open recruitment process, Glenn Douglas has been appointed as the Chief Executive of the Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Partnership. Glenn has been the Senior Responsible Officer for the Partnership...