The story so far in east Kent
East Kent as an NHS area covers the four Clinical Commissioning Groups of Ashford; Canterbury & Coastal, South Kent Coast, and Thanet. A combined population of around 700,000 people.
The NHS in east Kent published a Case for Change in 2016 and has been working hard since then to bring improvements to local services. You can read about some of the improvements already happening in Better health and care for east Kent: You said we did (Oct 2018).
Our plans cover all aspects of NHS services including GPs, community nursing and therapy, hospital care and mental health. We are also working closely with the ambulance service, social care, care homes and local voluntary and community organisations.
Engaging with patients, the public and other stakeholders has been an important part of developing our plans from the original case for change through to our current proposals. Summary of engagement work since 2015.