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Encompass consists of 13 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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Access specialist geriatrician advice

GPs can now access specialist geriatrician advice every day from 12 – 2pm. The new service allows GPs to talk to a geriatrician direct, clinician-to-clinician about frail patients at risk of acute hospital admission in the next week.   See the leaflet: Consultant geriatriacian_ A5 leaflet_FINAL email version (1) The phone line can provide: Advice […]

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 […]