Your opportunity to help plan the exciting new developments in Margate


Since NHS Thanet Clinical Commissioning Group was formed in 2013, we have been talking to you, our local residents, about what you want from health services in the future.

We have held public meetings regularly, to talk to representatives from GP practices’ patient participation groups and, since June 2017, we have been holding regular “Esther Cafes” with people who use NHS and care services, to hear what you think is important and what changes you want to see.

The main things you told us you want are:

· To make better use of GP practices, so you can access most of the health and social care services you need in one place

· more joined up care in community to look after people with more complicated needs in a co-ordinated way, so one team takes care of all your needs and you only have to tell your story once

· more effort on keeping people healthy – prevention is better than cure.

Based on this, we are working really hard to make sure we deliver the “community hubs” you asked for, where you can be seen by health, social care, wellbeing, council and voluntary services working individually and together, and where you can improve your own health.

We are delighted to have been allocated in principle £6.5million NHS funding, subject to further NHS England checks, for an extension to Bethesda Medical Practice to kick off this new approach in Margate. This extension would provide additional services for all Margate patients and their families.

So we want your help. We are holding an open event to discuss the mix of services which could potentially be offered from the new extended facility at Bethesda and support you and your family, so we’d like your views to help us plan what is needed?

The dates are:

Tuesday 09 October, 2.00pm to 4.00pm at Quarter Deck, 50 Marine Terrace, Margate Kent CT9 1XJ

We really want to hear any ideas you have to improve our services locally.

As space is limited, please contact us and book a place before the workshop.

Please contact Paul on 03000 424348 or send an email to nelcsu.engagement@nhs.net

We look forward to seeing you.

Yours sincerely,

NHS Thanet Clinical Commissioning Group

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Clive Hart