On 23 November 2016 NHS, social care and public health leaders in Kent and Medway launch our draft Health and Social Care Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) that sets out how we think services need to change over the next five years to achieve the right care for people for decades to come.

A work in progress, it focuses on improving:

• prevention of ill-health
• local care – giving better access to care and support in people’s own communities
• hospital care
• mental health care.
It is the first time we have all worked together in this way and it gives us a unique opportunity to bring about positive and genuine improvement in health and social care delivery over the next five years.

To find out more, please read the attached summary document, Transforming health and social care in Kent and Medway, which sets out more about what we want to achieve and our areas of focus. The full draft plan, a set of frequently asked questions, and a glossary are on all the CCG websites. Over coming months, the websites will also have information about engagement events and other ways that people can make their voices heard.

There is a survey for the public – Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Plan survey
Please share these documents as widely as possible, encouraging people to complete the survey, and to get involved in the discussions ahead. We want everyone in Kent and Medway who is interested in health and social care to have the chance to shape our plans.
www.canterburycoastalccg.nhs.uk Canterbury, Faversham, Herne Bay, Whitstable.