Health leaders, colleagues and members of the public came together for our first Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 13 September.
The event, held at Orida Hotel in Maidstone, showcased the performance of NHS Kent and Medway during its first nine months as an organisation.
Health, care and community organisations from across the system joined forces to help prevent ill health at our marketplace.
Our health and wellbeing bus offered free health MOTs, including body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure checks during the event.
The meeting was opened by Cedi Frederick, Chair of NHS Kent and Medway, followed by Chief Executive Officer Paul Bentley, who provided a summary of the purpose of an integrated care board, its place within the wider system, work to improve population health, and a look at the priorities for the year ahead.
There was an overview of finance and hypertension management schemes and a question and answer session.
Paul Bentley, Chief Executive Officer at NHS Kent and Medway, said: “Our first annual meeting was a significant opportunity for us to listen to the views of the people we serve and to continue to build a conversation about the issues which affect people’s daily lives. It was also important to share both the challenges as well as the success we’ve had so far.
"We would like to thank all those who joined us and the partners who came along to demonstrate how we are working together to improve health and care for the people of Kent and Medway.”