Posted by Daniel Harper at 14/09/2018 10:36:03
We would like to thank everyone who took part in the public consultation on the future of urgent stroke services in Kent and Medway. We value the contributions of people who attended events and shared their views in many ways. Almost 3,000 people responded to the consultation.
The consultation has been overseen by the Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups for Kent and Medway Hyper Acute and Acute Stroke Services, which has delegated authority from 10 clinical commissioning groups (CCGs): the eight CCGs in Kent and Medway, NHS Bexley CCG, and NHS High Weald Lewes Havens CCG.
The public consultation built on work in partnership by all eight clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Kent and Medway to review acute stroke services, starting in 2014. The review focused on best clinical practice to improve how well patients recovered, particularly in the first 72 hours after a stroke. Acute stroke services were reviewed in response to national evidence, requirements, and recommendations specifically for ‘hyper-acute' and 'acute' stroke care - in particular, the need for a specialist stroke unit to be available seven days a week.
Two reports – a consultation activity report describing how the consultation was carried out and an independent consultation response report describing what you told us, were published on Friday 29 June 2018.
Read the consultation activity and consultation response reports
The Joint Committee of Clinical Commissioning Groups for Kent and Medway Hyper Acute and Acute Stroke Services will consider all the responses received when deciding to propose a preferred option for future urgent stroke services.