Medway CCG are delighted to announce that, in partnership with Medway Council and MFT, Medway Community Healthcare's Home First scheme has won the Penguin Teamship Award.

Talking therapy is just a phone call away

Access to mental health support is now easier than ever before with the launch of a new free self-referral therapy service.

Medway Talking Therapies is a new service launching on the 1st February 2017 that provides FREE talking therapies on behalf of the NHS. The service is confidential and is accessible for anyone aged 18 and over who is registered with a Medway GP.

Medway Talking Therapies, which includes online and telephone services, is delivered in partnership between: Insight Healthcare, Think Action, North Kent Mind, and IESO Digital. The time and date of therapy sessions can be flexible, and can take place at your local GP surgery, over the phone, in real-time over the internet or at an appropriate local venue.

Medway Talking Therapies can help if you are experiencing:

  • Low mood
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Bereavement
  • Loss
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Phobias
  • Panic
  • Anger
  • Family problems 

For more information please see the Medway Talking Therapies IAPT Leaflet . A press release is available here.   

To access the service contact can be made directly via the contact details below:

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Medway Talking Therapies

12-16 Ordnance Street

Chatham

Kent

ME4 6SL

Telephone: 0300 029 3000

NHS Medway CCG has appointed KPMG as its local external auditors from 1 April 2017 for a period of three years with the option to extend for a further one year. The auditor panel followed a robust process to appoint a new auditor, including robust evaluation and scoring of tenders received. The CCG’s governing body accepted the advice and recommendation of its auditor panel on appointing KPMG as follows.

KPMG:

  • are judged to deliver the best value for money and service delivery model
  • illustrated a clear understanding of the CCG’s specification and provided supporting evidence on how the service would be delivered
  • were able to fully articulate their experience of the NHS
  • provided confidence in their internal processes to minimise conflicts of interests

The NHS across north Kent and Medway is currently experiencing significant pressure, with unprecedented levels of demand for Accident & Emergency (A&E) services and out-of-hours services- with local hospitals seeing more patients than there are beds for.

To try to relieve some of the pressure on other health services it is important that patients order and collect their repeat prescriptions in plenty of time.

The NHS across North Kent and Medway is currently experiencing significant pressure, with unprecedented levels of demand for Accident & Emergency (A&E) services and out-of-hours services – with local hospitals seeing more patients than there are beds for.

People across Kent and Medway can have their say on health and social care services for the future, in a countywide survey.

The Walk-in Centre, which shared a building with the Medway NHS Healthcare Centre, will see its first patients on Saturday 20 August at 8am from its new Balmoral Gardens facility.

Take a look at our 'Beat the Heat' checklist to keep yourself and others safe during extreme weather. 

This has affected two GP surgeries (Drs BS Virdee and OS Singh) based at the site. The surgeries will be closed for approximately one week, but alternative arrangements have been made for patients.

G4S Healthcare Services is the new provider of non-emergency patient transport for people in Kent and Medway from 1 July 2016.

A new and improved patient transport service is being launched across Kent and Medway on 1 July 2016. Tough new measures to raise standards are being introduced, with greater emphasis on customer care and getting patients home from hospital promptly.

NHS Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which plans and pays for most of the area’s healthcare, wants to make sure you're prepared for the Bank Holiday weekend.

Healthwatch Kent are driving their Big Red Bus around the county over seven days stopping in busy public places. The purpose of the bus is to talk to as many people as possible about their experiences of services.

In Medway, we want to support children, young people and their families through life, and to work together to help them respond to and overcome challenges that they may face.