The NHS has robust plans to provide the right treatment for people who are seriously ill or injured but is appealing to people who don’t have a serious or life-threatening illness or injury to think before just going to A&E, and to seek care from other local health experts where possible.

The NHS is working hard to ensure that as few patients as possible are affected by a planned strike by junior doctors on 10 February. We have tried and tested plans to deal with a range of disruptions including industrial action. Keeping patients safe remains our priority.

As a CCG, we are committed to developing our engagement with GP Practice Patient Participation Groups (PPGs). We want to build the network of PPGs that we engage with so that we are able to hear more of voices of Medway’s residents in the work that we do.

Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Medway Foundation Trust and Medway Community Healthcare have come together to form a Care Home Team, ensuring integrated and co-ordinated services are based around residents’ needs.

With cold weather expected to continue, we’re asking you to be extra vigilant in staying warm and well by taking basic self-care steps.

Medway NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) was inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in August and September 2015 to review its services and monitor its progress on delivering previously identified improvements.

Doctors are encouraging Christmas party-goers to go easy on the booze this week, to avoid ending up in a hospital’s accident and emergency (A&E) department.

We can all play our part in helping our local NHS services by choosing the right place to deal with our health needs especially over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The emotional and mental health and well-being of children and young people in Medway is a key priority for NHS Medway CCG, Medway Council and our partner agencies.

We, along with the other clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Kent and Medway, have been reviewing the local NHS wheelchair service.

Hello, my name is Graham Roberts and I am the Patient and Public Representative on the Kent and Medway Stroke Review Programme Board.

Hazel Gallagher’s story proves how pioneering work by Medway CCG can improve local people’s health.

Following a robust review of the evidence provided by Kent and Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), Medway CCG - the organisation that plans and pays for most local health services – has decided not to extend funding beyond the initial pilot phase (April 2014 – March 2015).

If you are a wheelchair user, or a parent or carer of someone who uses a wheelchair, we would appreciate your feedback.  Your comments and feedback will help us understand what people think is important when it comes to the provision, maintenance and repairs of wheelchairs.

Local GPs are currently inviting 17/18 year olds to take-up a new vaccine which offers them protection against meningitis (inflammation of the brain) and septicaemia (blood poisoning).