The Met Office has declared a Level 3 alert in relation to the current heatwave. Heatwaves can be dangerous, especially for the very young or very old or those with chronic disease.

You are invited to the NHS Medway CCG Annual General Meeting.

 NHS Thanet Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) plans and buys wheelchair services for patients across Kent and Medway on behalf of the eight CCGs. In April 2017 the eight CCGs awarded a contract to Millbrook Healthcare to provide these services.

The Kent and Medway clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) strive to provide patients with high quality, cost-effective and compassionate care.

Over the years it has emerged that not all treatments routinely offered by the NHS are effective or good value for money. We have to ensure we spend the money available to us to achieve maximum benefit for our population.

Therefore, we have a thorough and meticulous process, led by doctors and other health professionals, to review the evidence for specific treatments, and put in place criteria if appropriate.

The Met Office has declared a Level 3 alert in relation to the current heatwave. Heatwaves can be dangerous, especially for the very young or very old or those with chronic disease.

Community groups are being invited to apply for cash to support their work.

Involving Medway, an initiative set up by Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), is inviting groups to apply for up to £1,500 of funding to pay for activities that will encourage people to lead more active, involved lives.

Commenting on the news that Lesley Dwyer, Chief Executive of Medway NHS Foundation Trust, has resigned to take up the role of Chief Executive of the Central Adelaide Local Health Network, Dr Peter Green, Clinical Chair at Medway Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “We would like to thank Lesley for her time at Medway Maritime hospital and wish her the very best for the future. She has made a significant contribution to the trust’s turnaround which led to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) removing it from ‘special measures’ last year.

The NHS in Kent and Medway have published two reports arising from the recent consultation on changes to urgent stroke services, describing the consultation activity that was delivered and summarising the key themes from the responses received (29th June).

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As seeing a GP becomes increasingly difficult, Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is looking at proposals to improve access to GPs and other primary care practitioners, including offering weekend and evening appointments.

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.

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.