A GP’s efforts to improve her community’s mental health have been recognised by the Queen.

Dr Farnaaz Sharief, Clinical Lead for Mental Health at Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2018 birthday honours list.

18 May 2018

Medway residents are being asked to share their views regarding the future of assisted reproductive technology.

Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the organisation responsible for planning and buying local NHS services, is considering reducing the number of treatment cycles of In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) available to eligible couples.

NHS England and Public Health England have today (16th May 2018) announced £667,000 of new funding for suicide prevention across Kent and Medway.

The investment, announced today by the Department for Health and Social Care, Public Health England, and NHS England, marks the start of a three year programme worth £25 million that will reach the whole country by 2021.

Dying Matters Awareness Week 14th – 20th May

As part of the annual Dying Matters awareness week, the NHS in Swale and Medway are encouraging local community organisations to talk about their end of life wishes – from where how they would choose to live their last days, to how they want friends and family to remember them. The campaign aims to break down the fear and taboo associated with death, dying and bereavement and get people talking more openly.

Medway CCG Small Grants Scheme are showing how local people can lead action in their communities to improve health and wellbeing. This film shows how the grants are making a difference.

NHS staff, voluntary and community groups have gathered together to celebrate best practice in healthcare in Medway.

The Community & Patient Partnership Awards, organised by Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), were held at Priestfield Stadium in Gillingham and showcased 10 finalists in two categories. 

Following discussions between Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and The Dame Sybil Thorndike Healthcare Centre, which provides the phlebotomy service at Rochester Healthy Living Centre, Thorndike will continue to provide a service to patients at the Centre for at least a further six months.

Diabetes Prevention Week runs from 16 to 22 April 2018

It is Diabetes Prevention Week from 16 to 22 April, and the NHS is urging local people to find out their risk of type 2 diabetes and take action to improve their future health.

Treat me well: simple adjustments make a big difference

Medway Clinical Commissioning Group is pleased to support a new campaign focusing on the treatment of people with learning disabilities.

Medway is to receive up to £15.5 million of government funding to improve health services in the area

Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which is responsible for planning and buying local NHS services, has been successful in three funding bids from the Department of Health and Social Care.

Following a rigorous procurement process, Medway Council and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have awarded the contract to provide children’s community health services in Medway, to Medway Community Healthcare (MCH).

Easter Bank Holidays.

This year, Good Friday falls on 30 March so patients need to start thinking about whether they have enough medicine to see them through the long weekend.

The proposals recommend creating three hyper acute stroke units in Kent and Medway and give five different options for where these three new units could be located.

Six clinical commissioning groups across Kent and Medway have today announced the appointment of Glenn Douglas as their single accountable officer.

Invitation to attend the Medway School of Pharmacy Neurological Fair

As the severe cold weather continues, Medway Clinical Commissioning Group is working with all health and social care teams to ensure essential services continue to operate.