The four clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) of Ashford; Canterbury & Coastal, South Kent Coast, and Thanet are working together to transform the local NHS and provide better care for all our patients in in east Kent. East Kent as an NHS area covers 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).
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.
Thank you to everyone who attended the engagement events in 2018 or filled out a survey. If you missed the events, you can view the presentation on our website, and listen to audio recordings of all the events here. You can also understand more about our reasons for change and what our ambition is, by watching this short film.
The East Kent Joint Committee of NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups is leading work on possible changes to hospital services in east Kent and as the work progresses, you can find more information here: https://kentandmedway.nhs.uk/where-you-live/plans-east-kent/east-kent-next-steps/