Commissioning Group

Changes within the NHS Structure

Important changes have taken place within the NHS which might affect you and your GP Practice over the last year

From the 1st April 2013 the Canterbury and Coastal Clinical Commissioning Group (C4G)has taken over fully from our Primary Care Trust (Eastern & Coastal Kent). Canterbury and Coastal Clinical Commissioning Group – C4G for short – is made up of local GPs and other health professionals representing 23 practices across the Canterbury district, Faversham, Whitstable, Herne Bay, Sandwich, Ash and the surrounding rural areas.

Transforming health and social care in Kent and Medway

 On 13th October 2016 the NHS, social care and public health partners in Kent and Medway launch a vision describing how we are working together and with local communities to transform services and improve people’s health and wellbeing.

The NHS, social care and public health in Kent and We – and our CCG is very much a part of this – are developing a Health and Social Care Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) that will set out how we think services need to change over the next five years to achieve the right care for people for decades to come.

It will build on the work already underway in our CCG to strengthen primary care resilience and local care – the care people can get out of hospital.

To find out more, please read the attached covering letter and Transforming health and social care in Kent and Medway, which sets out more about what we want to achieve and our areas of focus. A survey for the public and a set of frequently asked questions are on our website.

Please circulate this message to all your staff and ask your PPG to distribute it to their members – we want everyone in Kent and Medway who is interested in health and social care to have the chance to shape our plans.

If you get any questions from the public, please direct them to the CCG website in the first instance http://www.canterburycoastalccg.nhs.uk. If you have any queries or comments, please send them to this email address c4.ccg@nhs.net.

To find out more information please visit the C4G website or take a look at the Transforming Health & Social Care leaflet