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Local events are a great way for residents to get involved and influence decisions on how healthcare services are commissioned in the Canterbury and Coastal region. Find out when and where the next event is being held.

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  • 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...
  • Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups (Children's Services and Cancer Services)The joint committee will be meeting today at the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce in Ashford. 5pm to 7pm. Full details and papers can be found 2 External 0 0 0 link-external here. false...
  • 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 how...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ServiceFollowing 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 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...
  • Health team holds its Annual General MeetingNHS Canterbury and Coastal Clinical Commissioning Group is holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 27 September. The AGM will run from 2pm to2.30pm at The Alexander Centre, 15 - 17...
  • Herne Bay Minor Injuries Unit is now open to patientsA new Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) has opened in Herne Bay. Patients can visit the MIU, based at the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital (QVMH), from 8am to 8pm seven days a week, including all bank and...
  • Free inhaler masterclasses in Ashford and CanterburyPeople with asthma and COPD are being offered a helping hand at inhaler workshops being held this month. The free, drop-in sessions will be led by specialist nurses who will be able to give tips on...
  • Developing the future of local health and careLocal 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...
  • Patient Reference Group Bulletin - May 2017Welcome to the Canterbury and Coastal Public Reference Group (PRG) newsletter, which will keep you up-to-date with what is happening in the health sector in your local area. In the run up to local...
  • Public invited to listening event about health and careLocal people are being invited to listening events in February to support the development of plans to improve health and care in east Kent. In autumn 2016 the initial Kent and Medway Health and...
  • 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...
  • NHS Canterbury and Coastal CCG Public Reference Group (PRG) BulletinWelcome to the first PRG Bulletin. This bulletin will help you stay up-to-date with all the latest PRG news and other important developments. The group is inviting members to apply for the role of...
  • 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...
  • 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 a...
  • 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...
  • Picture of health- Sandwich and Ash meetingsThe next Sandwich and Ash community network meeting will be on Wednesday 18 November from 2pm in Age Concern, 19-21 Cattle Market, Sandwich, CT13 9AP. Items on the agenda include an update on...
  • 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 the...
  • Picture of health- Herne Bay meetingsThe next Herne Bay community network meeting will be on Monday 5 October from 5.30pm at the Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital, King Edward Avenue, Herne Bay, CT6 6EB. Items on the agenda include an...
  • Picture of health- Faversham meetingsThe next Faversham community network meeting will be on Tuesday 6 October from 6.30pm at the West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, ME13 7RH. Items on the agenda include an...
  • Picture of health- Faversham meetingsThe next Faversham community network meeting will be on Wednesday 11 August from 6.30pm at the West Faversham Community Centre, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham, ME13 7RH. Mental health services will be...
  • Picture of health- Herne Bay meetingsThe next Herne Bay community meeting will be on Monday 3 August, 5.30pm to 7pm at Park Surgery, 116 King's Road, Herne Bay, CT6 5RE. Mental health services will be on the agenda.
  • Lay Member Public and Patient EngagementNHS Canterbury and Coastal Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) puts local GPs and healthcare professionals at the forefront of commissioning services for local people. We now have an exciting...
  • Stroke and Vascular ReviewHave you or a relative been treated in hospital for stroke, blood clots, aneurysms or circulation-related amputations? NHS Canterbury and Coastal Clinical Commissioning Group, which plans and buys...
  • Picture of Health, Sandwich and Ash meetingThe Sandwich and Ash community network will meet at 2pm on Wednesday 1 July, at Age Concern, 19-21 Cattle Market, Sandwich, CT13 9AP
  • Picture of Health - Faversham meetingThe next Faversham community meeting will be on Wednesday 17 June, 6.30pm at West Faversham Community Centre.
  • Picture of Health - Canterbury meetingThe next Canterbury community meeting will be on Monday 20 July, 6.30pm at Thanington Resource centre More information will be confirmed shortly.
  • Picture of Health - Faversham, Talking TherapiesThe Faversham network met in May and discussed the “Talking Therapies” service for the town. These therapies are provided as part of the national NHS programme, Improving Access to Psychological...
  • Picture of Health - Canterbury, Talking TherapiesThe Canterbury network met in May and discussed the “Talking Therapies” service for the town. These therapies are provided as part of the national NHS programme, Improving Access to Psychological...
  • Picture of Health - Herne Bay, Talking TherapiesThe Herne Bay network met in May and discussed the “Talking Therapies” service for the town. These therapies are provided as part of the national NHS programme, Improving Access to Psychological...
  • Picture of Health - Sandwich and Ash meetingThe Sandwich and Ash network met in May and will meet again on Wednesday 1 July at 2pm, Age Concern, 19-21 Cattle Market, Sandwich, CT13 9AP.
  • Picture of Health - Whitstable. Talking TherapiesThe Whitstable network met on the 23 April and discussed the “Talking Therapies” service for the town. These therapies are provided as part of the national NHS programme, Improving Access to...
  • Healthwatch Big Bus Tour have your sayThe independent voice for patients and social care users, Healthwatch Kent, is touring the county starting on Monday 8 June, bringing its double decker Big Red Bus first to the University of Kent,...
  • 7 Day Service - Faversham and WhitstableThe pilot ran from 3 November 2014 to 31 March 2015. It involved patients being seen at: Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital in Herne Bay, Faversham Health Centre, and Estuary View Medical Centre in...
  • Funding for voluntary and community groups to support patientsThousands of pounds worth of funding is now available for local voluntary and community groups to help improve patient care. NHS Canterbury and Coastal Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has launched...
  • Canterbury and Coastal: Creating a picture of healthPeople from across the NHS Canterbury and Coastal Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) area are being urged to help shape their community health and social care services. Dr Geoff Jones, NHS...
  • Canterbury and Coastal Health and Wellbeing BoardThe Canterbury and Coastal Health and Wellbeing Board is hosted by Canterbury City Council. It meets on a monthly basis to plan how best to meet the health needs of the local population and overcome...
  • Falls WorkshopIt is well known that falls and fall-related injuries are a serious and common problem for older people, and that people aged 65 or older have the highest risk of falling. Have you or someone you...
  • Dementia Friendly Market Place - 24 AprilCome and see us at the Dementia Friendly Market Place event NHS Canterbury and Coastal Clinical Commissioning Group is urging people with an interest in dementia to attend the Kent Dementia Action...