We are continuing to engage with local people through the Covid-19 pandemic
The NHS in Kent and Medway has been working hard during the coronavirus pandemic to keep one another safe and care for those who needed our services. People in Kent and Medway have had to adapt to health services going online, to different contact methods and to different routines and practices. We have been doing the same in our engagement work.
We are planning the future of St Mary’s Island Surgery, Green Suite at Balmoral Gardens Healthy Living Centre, Twydall Clinic, Pentagon Centre and the Sunlight Centre Surgery.
This will shape how GP services in the area are provided from September 2021. You can find out more here.
We are at an early stage of developing proposals for a service for people living with dementia particularly for those with more complex needs.
As part of this we would like to hear from:
- people living with dementia, their family members and their carers,
- care home staff, domiciliary carers, NHS and social care staff and those voluntary organisations offering support and assistance.
- the public about the principles which should improve the quality of care provided for people living with dementia.
We need to make sure there is the right level of support for people living with dementia in all parts of the health and care system, to respond to changes in people’s health - particularly when the symptoms are severe - and prevent, or manage, any crises.
You can find out more including how to give your views here.
Please respond by 15 January 2021.
Together with Kent County Council (KCC) we are consulting on our new joint special educational needs and disabilities strategy.
The strategy sets out the joint ambitions of the NHS and KCC to make sure that all children in Kent have equal access to support, health care and education to meet their unique needs. Children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities strategy and their parents and carers helped develop the strategy.
You can tell us what you think about the strategy by visiting the KCC website here. The consultation is open from Wednesday 2 December and will remain open until midnight, Thursday 4 February.
For more information click here.