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NHS bodies across Kent to combine into a single group

PUBLISHED: 17:04 24 January 2018 | UPDATED: 17:04 24 January 2018

Eight NHS bodies responsible for planning and commissioning healthcare in the county are to be combined into a single group.

All eight clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) across Kent and Medway, including Dartford and Gravesham’s, are to be involved.

The CCGs, which are made up of GPs, nurses and secondary care consultants, are in charge of buying enough resources for hospital treatment as well as emergency rehabilitation care.

They also cover community health, mental health and learning disabilities services.

Speaking on behalf on council leader Paul Carter, Cllr Peter Oakford shared the plans with the health reform and public health cabinet committee on Wednesday (January 24).

Cllr Oakford told councillors that the legislation at a national level has not been changed, so the groups would have to remain but their work would be consolidated into one group.

KCC are due to debate this proposal at their next health committee meeting on March 13.

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