Swift actions taken and improvements planned in response to SEND inspection

Swift actions have already been taken to improve care for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), following a critical letter from Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills) and the CQC (Care Quality Commission). Kent County Council and the NHS are working together on a joint strategy to improve care…

Kent Fire and Rescue Service issues update on Margate fire

Kent County Council’s partner, Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS), has issued an update on the ongoing fire at Westwood industrial estate in Margate. The blaze, which started more than a week ago on Saturday, September 15, is expected to require firefighters to have a presence on site until late October. Today KFRS released two videos offering…

One You Kent health campaign wins County Show award 

​Visitors to this year’s Kent County Show were encouraged to take control of their health as the theme of the Kent County Council stand promoted One You Kent and won a top award for its efforts. The stand took first place for ‘best large trade stand’ after 1000 people came and chatted with health advisors…

More help for healthy lifestyles

Patients at the Northgate Medical Practice in Canterbury are being given extra support to make long term lifestyle changes in an effort to improve their health. Local NHS Health Trainer Ellie McEwan from Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust is now available at the surgery three days a week to dispense practical advice and support…