The Governing Body of the group which has taken over the commissioning of most healthcare in west Kent is meeting in Maidstone for the first time.
At its meeting at the Village Hotel, Sandling on Tuesday 28 May, the Governing Body of NHS West Kent Clinical Commissioning Group will hear about the performance of health services in west Kent and discuss plans for the future.
Members of the public are welcome to come along and observe and there will be an opportunity at the beginning for them to ask questions about items on the agenda.
The meeting on 28 May is at The Village Hotel, Forstal Road, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3AQ, starting at 1.30pm.
The Governing Body meets every month and will in future alternate between Tonbridge and Maidstone.
For more information, please visit the CCG's website, at www.westkentccg.nhs.uk where the papers for each Governing Body meeting will be available seven days before the meeting.
Anyone who would like submit questions in advance is invited to email the CCG's Company Secretary, Richard Segall Jones, at email@example.com
To get involved in shaping health services in this area, you can join the West Kent Health Network by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or ask your practice about joining its patient participation group.
NHS West Kent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has control of the £471million allocated by the Department of Health to buy most hospital, mental health and community services for the 463,730 people who live in the boroughs of Tonbridge and Malling, Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone and the southern part of Sevenoaks district.
Its members are the 62 GP practices in the area. They have elected 12 GPs, including the chair, to the Governing Body, which is responsible for leading the work of the CCG on behalf of the member practices. It also includes a chief nurse, a hospital doctor, a public health specialist, two lay members, and senior health managers.
Kent Regional - Championship West
Pembury 1st XI were outclassed by RASRA Eagles 1st XI as their woeful form at the Crofton Albion Ground continued for a further season in their second Championship West fixture of the season. With the lack of an umpire the visitors were invited to bat, and in the overcast conditions the impressive opening attack of Ganesh Ramdath and Patrick Dythe exploited the elements admirably with good use of seam and swing. Pembury had no answer to the excellent line and lengths of Dythe (2 for 18) off 12 overs, who proved to be the perfect foil for Ramdath (7 for 38) off 12 overs. Pembury all out for a woeful 64.
In reply RASRA understandably were keen on an early finish, as Pembury prepared for an onslaught from ball one. There was scant consolation for the visitors as both openers were removed by Richard Dawes (2 for 20) but this purely delayed the inevitable. This brought Colin Clarke (35 not out) to the wicket who in typical fashion tried to dispatch the ball to all parts of the ground, and despite a couple of scares he smashed his side to victory in just 9 overs.
Kent Regional - 2A West
Dartfordians CC 2nd XI – 210 for 6 (46 Overs) – Won by 116 runs
Pembury CC 2nd XI – 94 all out (33.4 Overs)
Sidcup CC Sunday Adhoc XI – 219 for 5 won by 118 runs
Pembury CC Sunday XI – 101 all out
A bad weekend at the office for all three Pembury senior sides, who will now be looking for an improvement in all aspects going forward as soon as possible.