We are keen to increase the amount of collaborative research we do with regional partners and clinicians. We have a range of support mechanisms to help partners develop, submit and then manage successful funding applications. We also liaise with the Clinical Research Network and link into their research networks. Our partners include, but are not limited to:
Clinical Commissioning Groups
The new NHS
Since April 2013 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are the foundation of the health care system, responsible for commissioning (or buying) most healthcare services (such as community & mental health care and maternity services). Every GP practice in England now belongs to one of the 211 CCGs. This page provides links to general information about the new NHS structure and to local CCG information.
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with five hospitals serving a local population of around 759,000 people.
We also provide many health services from other NHS facilities across East Kent including renal services in Medway and Maidstone.
Our motto is 'putting patients first' and everything we do is guided by our vision and values.
We have a national and international reputation for delivering high quality specialist care, particularly in cancer, kidney disease, stroke and vascular services.
As a teaching Trust we play a vital role in the education and training of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, working closely with local universities and Kings College University in London.
You can find all the latest news and service updates in our dedicated news section or engage with us via social media.
East Kent CEPN
Supported by Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex, East Kent Community Education Provider Network was established to address the changing landscape of out of hospital care, the growing recruitment and retention issues being experienced in general practice and to provide a strategic and consistent approach to multi-professorial education and training, support for workforce planning and increased collaborative working.
Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust was formed on 1 April 2006 after East Kent NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust and West Kent NHS and Social Care Trust merged.
We provide mental health, learning disability, substance misuse and other specialist services for 1.6 million people across Kent and Medway.
Kent Community Health NHS Trust
Kent Community Health NHS Trust provides wide-ranging NHS care for people, in their community, in a range of settings including people's own homes; nursing homes; health clinics; community hospitals; minor injury units; a walk-in centre and in mobile units.
We are one of the largest NHS community health providers in England, serving a population of about 1.4 million. We employ 5,500 staff, including community nurses, physiotherapists, dietitians and many other healthcare professionals.
We were formed on 1 April 2011 from the merger
of Eastern and Coastal Kent Community Services
NHS Trust and West Kent Community Health.
Our vision is ‘to be the provider of choice by delivering excellent care and improving the health
of our communities.’
Our values demonstrate that the Trust acts with integrity and professionalism by:
- Caring with compassion
- Listening, responding and empowering
- Leading through partnerships
- Learning, sharing and innovating
- Striving for excellence.
Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Our vision of Better Care Together is to deliver continuous improvements in patient safety, outcomes and experience. Our aim is for Medway NHS Foundation Trust to become a centre of effective, modern, healthcare delivery for the growing communities it serves and to be recognised as a high performing provider of core and specialist health services with a distinctive, patient centred and responsive philosophy. The communities and patients who rely upon the Trust deserve nothing less.
NHS Heath Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Coordinates the delivery and funding of postgraduate medical and dental education in Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
South East Health Technologies Alliance
A membership organisation established to support businesses in the health technologies sector – pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, and diagnostics.
The Health and Europe Centre
Established to provide a European service which would develop understanding, build knowledge and practical expertise about the opportunities for the health and social care sector in Kent & Medway to become involved in European health initiatives, for the benefit of patients, carers and their relatives.
The NIHR Clinic
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Networkal Research Network, supports the delivery of clinical research within the NHS and provides infrastructural support. To find out about the current activities happening nationally including improving the set-up of clinical trials, the provision of research training for health professionals, and how they are supporting the life-sciences industry, visit: http://www.crn.nihr.ac.uk/
To see what is happening locally visit the Kent, Surrey and Sussex website
Canterbury Christ Church University
Working together with the University of Kent to provide the Physician Associate Studies programme at Medway.