Stock up with over-the-counter medicine when you are shopping for New Year food – that is the message from Kent and Medway GPs.

Medway GP Dr Chris Markwick said: “The party season is traditionally one of the busiest times for hospital A&E units.

‘Tis the season to be jolly, but try not to put extra strain on medical services this Christmas.

The award-winning Health Help Now web app, created to help people find the right care and treatment in Kent and Medway, is celebrating its first birthday.

GP, Dr Pete Green, from NHS Medway Clinical Commissioning Group, talks about why it’s important to get your blood pressure checked regularly and a simple check you can do at home to see if your heart is well.

A Report and Recommendations from the South East Coast Clinical Senate

South East Coast Clinical Senate (SECCS) has launched an important publication entitled ‘Improving Advance Care Planning in Kent, Surrey and Sussex’.

Agencies across Kent have pledged to work together to improve care and support for people in crisis due to a mental health condition.

Joint statement from Dr Pete Green, Chief Clinical Officer of NHS Medway Clinical Commissioning Group, and Patricia Davies, Accountable Officer of NHS Swale Clinical Commissioning Group, following the publication today of the report of the Care Quality Commission's inspection in August of Medway A&E.

Medway Diabetes User Group is made up of up to eight members, from diverse backgrounds but with the common purpose ofimproving the quality of diabetes services in Medway.

Overuse of antibiotics may be bad for your health.

That’s the message from NHS Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) which is asking patients in Medway to think carefully before expecting an antibiotic from their GP.

Local pharmacies can offer a wealth of health support and should be the first port of call for common illnesses such as coughs and colds.