Your views sought on plans to transform local healthcare
The NHS in Kent and Medway is planning to change the way some aspects of health and care services are organised so they can provide better, more joined-up care.
The intention is for Kent and Medway to become an integrated care system with:
- GP practices working together in networks – called ‘primary care networks’
- four new ‘integrated care partnerships’ across Kent and Medway, drawing together all the NHS organisations in a given area and working more closely with health improvement services and social care
- a single commissioning organisation for Kent and Medway, led by local doctors, to take a ‘bird’s eye view’ of health priorities for local people and look at where shared challenges, such as cancer and mental health, should be tackled together
A document setting out full details of the plans, and a summary, can be viewed here. Local people are encouraged to respond to the plans by Friday, 16 August by: