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Your input is essential to our decision-making process. Public meetings and events are an ideal forum through which to discuss important issues in healthcare commissioning for the South Kent Coast region. This page explains when and where meetings are held, and what's on the agenda. 

Latest updates:

  • Governing body meetings in publicThe four east Kent clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) will be holding their next round of governing body meetings in public next week. Governing body meetings allow the CCGs to make important...
  • NHS leaders in east Kent confirm shortlist for hospital improvementsNHS leaders in east Kent have confirmed that two options for improving hospital services in east Kent have been shortlisted and are now included in a pre-consultation business case to be reviewed by...
  • Cancellation of January meeting: Kent and Medway Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning GroupsAs the next Kent and Medway Joint Committee meeting of Clinical Commissioning Groups, scheduled for 9 January 2020, falls not long after the December 2019 meeting (given the holiday period) a...
  • Autumn patient newsOur latest patient newsletter is now available. Pull up a chair, grab a cuppa and read about what is happening in your local area, including the NHS Long Term Plan, how to stay well in winter and...
  • Governing body meetings in publicThe four east Kent clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) will be holding their next round of governing body meetings in public next week. Governing body meetings allow the CCGs to make important...
  • Healthy ageing in east KentOur guide to helping older people stay well and healthy is available to download from our website. 'Healthy ageing in east Kent - your local guide' gives advice and tips on staying healthy and...
  • Go-ahead for one CCG for Kent and Medway.The four east Kent clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) along with the other four CCGs in Kent and Medway have been given conditional approval to merge and form a single CCG. This is part of 2 ...
  • Plans for new investment in mental health services in east KentEast Kent's clinical commissioning groups are investing in improving mental health services across east Kent. The investment will support ten initiatives: increased support to GP surgeries...
  • Governing body meetings in publicThe four east Kent clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) will be holding governing body meetings in public next week. Governing body meetings allow the CCGs to make important decisions about how...
  • Student guide to help stay well and healthyThe NHS in east Kent has updated its student guide to help the thousands of students in the area get the help and support they need. The guide contains useful information on how to register for a...
  • Are your children back to school ready?Help make sure your children are healthy (and don't miss any school days) by reading our NHS back to school guide. Thousands of other families in east Kent have already downloaded it for its useful...
  • NHS Dental Services SurveyNHS dental services are provided under contracts with the NHS. NHS England is planning to put in place some new contracts for dental services in parts of Kent where dentists have recently ended their...
  • More mental health support workers to be rolled out in Kent schoolsThousands more schoolchildren and young people in Kent could benefit from the innovative mental health support team's initiative that is being rolled-out nationally to help support young people's...
  • Governing body meetings in publicThe four east Kent clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) will be holding their next round of governing body meetings in public next month. Governing body meetings allow the CCGs to make important...
  • Future health services for east Kent opportunity to get involvedThe NHS is looking for people of different ages and backgrounds with experience of local health services to contribute to the next stage of improving healthcare both in and out of hospital in east...
  • Governing body meetings in publicThe four east Kent clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) will be holding their next round of governing body meetings in public next week. Governing body meetings allow the CCGs to make important...
  • Engagement events for Kent and Medway wheelchair serviceMillbrook Healthcare, which runs the wheelchair service in Kent and Medway, has planned three open events in April and May to listen to people's views about the service. The events will give people...
  • Kent and Medway Stroke Review response to outcome of Kent Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee meetingRachel Jones, Director of the Kent and Medway Stroke Review, said: “We are disappointed that the Kent Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (HOSC) is questioning whether the decision taken by Kent...
  • Statement regarding Kent and Medway Review of Urgent Stroke ServicesRachel Jones, Director of the Kent and Medway Stroke Review, said: “We are disappointed that Medway Council's Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee has decided to refer the...
  • Meeting in public: Kent and Medway Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups for Cancer ServicesThe Kent and Medway Joint Committee for Cancer Services will next meet on Thursday 14 March 2019, 3.30 – 5.30 pm at the Hilton Hotel, Bearsted Road, Maidstone ME14 5AA. Follow this link to download...
  • Governing body meetings in publicThe four east Kent clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) will be holding their next round of governing body meetings in public next week. Governing body meetings allow the CCGs to make important...
  • Improving access to non-emergency Patient TransportPatients helped Kent CCGs review the non-emergency patient transport service. You said There should be an improvement in the service offered and patients should be involved in making it better. We...
  • Transformation of stroke services gets go-aheadHyper acute stroke units at William Harvey Hospital, Darent Valley Hospital and Maidstone Hospital were given the go-ahead today by a unanimous decision of the Joint Committee of Clinical...
  • East Kent joint committee meeting in publicThe 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...
  • Millbrook Healthcare Kent & Medway Wheelchair Service StatementFollowing the meeting of the Kent County Council Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (HOSC) Millbrook Healthcare's managing director Phillip Campling said, “Our improvement plan for the Kent and...
  • Kent and Medway stroke review meeting on 14 FebruaryThe Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups for the Kent and Medway Review of Urgent Stroke Services will meet on Thursday 14 February at 2pm at the Hilton Hotel, Maidstone. This meeting...
  • Kent and Medway wheelchair service shows signs of improvementPeople who use NHS wheelchairs are playing a pivotal role in improving the service they receive as part of a raft of changes brought in by the NHS and Millbrook Healthcare. The newly-formed Kent and...
  • Stroke consultationThe consultation on the future of urgent stroke services in Kent and Medway closed on 20 April 2018. We would like to thank everyone who took part, and contributed their views. For more information,...
  • First meeting for Kent and Medway Youth ForumThe NHS Kent and Medway Youth Forum will hold its first meeting on Sunday 22 April, from 11am to 2.30pm. The forum aims to give a voice to young people aged between 14 and 19 so they can express...
  • Building better health and care in east Kent public meetingHealth and care partners across east Kent are holding a public meeting to discuss plans to provide more joined-up care, closer to home. Members of the public are invited to the 'Design by Dialogue'...
  • Stroke review updateHealth commissioners from the eight clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Kent and Medway are preparing for a formal public consultation on stroke services, following detailed engagement and...
  • New reports published on listening and engagement eventsDuring 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...
  • Public invited to events to help shape the future of local NHS care in Deal, Dover and ShepwayLocal people are being invited to meetings this summer to help further develop plans to improve health and care in east Kent. The events will focus on the work being undertaken to improve the range...
  • Transforming health and social care in Kent and MedwayThe NHS, social care and public health in Kent and Medway are working together to plan how we will transform health and social care services to meet the changing needs of local people. It is the...
  • Mental health in east Kent have your sayThe east Kent mental health commissioning team are keen to involve people in developing their work with mental health. We want to hear from you about your priorities for mental health and how these...
  • Public event for the Kent and Medway Vascular service reviewNHS England is holding a public event in February as part of a review of specialist vascular services across Kent and Medway. The review has been set up to ensure that services meet national...
  • Kent and Medway Vascular service reviewNHS England is currently undertaking a review of specialist vascular services across Kent and Medway. The review has been set up to ensure that services meet national standards, using best practice...
  • Improved service for people who need community equipmentWe and the other clinical commissioning groups in Kent have been working with Kent County Council to improve services for people who need community equipment to live independently at home. After...
  • Listening to stroke survivorsThe Kent and Medway Stroke Review The clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Kent and Medway are currently reviewing local stroke services. In particular, we are looking at the 72 hours after a...
  • Wheelchair Services survey updateThe NHS in Kent and Medway is reviewing the way Wheelchair Services are currently delivered covering provision, maintenance and repair of wheelchairs. NHS West Kent CCG is leading this review and...
  • Stroke and Vascular ReviewHave you or a relative been treated in hospital for stroke, blood clots, aneurysms or circulation-related amputations? NHS South Kent Coast Clinical Commissioning Group, which plans and buys local...
  • Healthwatch invites the public to have their say about East Kent Hospital ServicesYour East Kent Hospitals will need to significantly change in the future. We need you to get involved. We want to set up a number of focus groups to work with you to improve our services for the...
  • Folkestone & Coastal Diabetes UK GroupPlease feel free to attend the Folkestone and Coastal Diabetes meeting: AGM and guest speaker Alison Thomas, Specialist Diabetes Dietitian speaking on Diabetes and Nutrition Wednesday 10 June, 7.30pm...
  • Patient insight report 2015SKC patients have participated in activities around Non-emergency Patient Transport. Engagement Team staff worked with patients to produce a report that will contribute to the commissioning process...
  • Thanks to SKC patients getting everyone on the moveCommissioners and the SECSU Engagement team want to extend their thanks to all those patients and residents who participated in work around Non-Emergency Patient Transport. South Kent Coast patients...
  • Health Services in FolkestoneDo you live in the Folkestone area? Do you want to hear how local health services are improving? And how they will help meet the needs of people in Folkestone? Then please join us on Tuesday 15 July...
  • Diabetes Information dayDo you or someone you care for have diabetes? Want to find out more about services and support for people living with diabetes in your area? Why not come along to the DIABETES INFORMATION DAY on...
  • Deal HospitalThank you to those of you who attended our second workshop in Deal to talk about services in and around Deal. We had a very interested discussion about services as they currently are and how we would...
  • Neighbourhood Forum MeetingsDover District Council are holding a series of Neighbourhood Forum meetings in May and June which NHS SKC Clinical Commissioning Group are very pleased to have been invited to participate in. Karen...

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