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Encompass consists of 16 medical practices in Whitstable, Faversham, Canterbury, Ash and Sandwich in Kent. 

Our aim is to ensure health and social care is integrated and based around local needs so that patients can receive more of their treatment in their communities, rather than having to travel to hospital.

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Next steps for the Five Year Forward View

As the NHS approaches its 70th anniversary the health service has today published the plan setting out how it will deliver practical improvements in areas prized by patients and the public – cancer, mental health and GP access – while transforming the way that care is delivered to ease pressure on hospitals by helping frail […]

New app aims to cut waiting times at A&E

A smartphone app designed to cut waiting times at accident and emergency departments in east Kent and launched by the NHS in December has been used more than 20 thousand times. The WaitLess app combines current waiting times at all urgent care centres – drawn from the official NHS system – with up-to-the-minute travel information, […]