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 clinical commissioning groups in east Kent (NHS Ashford CCG, NHS Canterbury and Coastal CCG, NHS South Kent Coast CCG, and NHS Thanet CCG). 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.

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Latest news from east Kent:

East Kent Joint Committee highlights

Plans to evaluate two possible options for improving hospital and local NHS services across east Kent were given the go-ahead at a meeting of the Sustainable Health Care in East Kent Joint Committee of NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups on 28 February 2019. Both...

Listen to east Kent joint committee on 28 Feb 2019

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). You can listen to the meeting by dialling 0330 998 1261 pin no. 277276#  Papers for the meeting are below: ...

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 info.eastkent@nhs.net East Kent NHS listening events Thank you to everyone who has attended our latest...

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

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