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.

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Latest news from east Kent:

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...

Review of pathology services in Kent and Medway underway

A review of pathology services delivered across Kent and Medway is underway. The review, undertaken by provider NHS trusts across the county, is driven by a desire to deliver an improved, sustainable service, as well as national requirements to...

East Kent as an NHS area covers:

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

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