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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, […]

Stakeholder newsletter – January 2017

Stakeholder newsletter – January 2017 Your latest news from encompass MCP. Building future models of integrated health and social care, for better patient outcomes NICE visit Sir Andrew Dillon, Chief Executive of NICE visited encompass on Friday 11 November to hear about the progress of the MCP, understand what services it is working on and […]

Got a minor injury? Wait less!

WaitLess is a smartphone app that has been designed to help you to get the right treatment – fast. WaitLess uses real-time updates and geo-location technology, to give you current waiting times at all of our A&E and minor injuries units in east Kent – drawn from the official NHS system. This information is combined […]

Sharing the CHOC model

Community Hub Operating Centre (CHOC) Development Engagement Sessions Our CHOC Development Managers Cathy Bellman and Gayle Savage have recently completed a series of open discussion events with more than 80 stakeholders from each of our community networks and GP practices across Ash, Canterbury, Faversham, Sandwich and Whitstable. The aim of these events was to develop […]

Kent is shaping the future of the NHS

The Chief Executive of NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence), Sir Andrew Dillon visited an innovative new health organisation on Friday 11 November.  The VIP was in Whitstable seeing how the future of national healthcare is being shaped by East Kent, after GPs across the area were given Government funding to test new […]

Encompass newsletter – September 2016

A warm welcome to… Cathy Bellman and Gayle Savage who started this month as your new Community Hub Development Managers. They are both seconded from the Community Trust and have many years’ experience in clinical, operational management; Gayle, a nurse by profession and  a very experienced locality manager, Cathy, a Podiatrist by profession and experienced […]

Health Secretary meets pioneering NHS team

A pioneering project to bring more NHS care into the community has been praised by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. The Secretary of State last week visited Encompass – a group of 16 local GP practices – to learn more about how it is developing a new way of working which will improve health and wellbeing […]

Stakeholder bulletin – June 2016

In brief Further investment in vanguard projects Community hubs to improve health outcomes Integrated approach to primary care and community nursing Specialist GP services to be expanded Community paramedics ease pressure on secondary care A prescription for good health Helping to spread the word Join the Encompass Patient Network   Further investment in vanguard projects […]

Forthcoming events

Encompass Stakeholder Workshop – Tuesday 2 February from 12-4pm in the Harris room, the Spitfire Ground St Lawrence, Old Dover Road, Canterbury, CT1 3NZ Joint Protected Learning Time – Tuesday 9 February, 2pm- 5pm, Augustine Hall, Rhodaus Town, Canterbury, CT1 2YA Tissue Viability and Nursing Integration Session (for practice nurses, Healthcare Assistants and prescribing administrators) […]

Extra funding for future health services

GP practices in Whitstable, Faversham and Canterbury are a step closer to delivering future health services after a £1.6 million cash injection from NHS England. The money is being drawn from a national £200 million NHS transformation fund.  It will be used by 16 GP practices working in partnership with health and social care organisations […]