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.

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The NHS is working hard to ensure that as few patients as possible are affected by the industrial action on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 April, but some services will need to change and some are likely to be busier than usual, particularly as this strike will affect emergency care staffing levels.

Junior doctors across England are expected to participate in a 48-hour strike from 8am on Wednesday 6 April 2016 to 8am on Friday 8 April.

With the winter vomiting bug currently spreading over Kent, the local NHS is asking those who are suffering with symptoms of norovirus (which you can catch at any time of year) to stay at home.

NHS Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which plans and pays for most of the area’s healthcare, is urging everyone to ensure they are prepared for the Easter bank holiday.

The NHS is appealing to local people who don’t have a serious or life-threatening injury or condition to think twice before visiting A&E, and to instead seek care from other local health professionals.