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About us

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust provides wide-ranging NHS care for people in the 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 doctors, community nurses, physiotherapists, dietitians and many other healthcare professionals. We became a foundation trust on 1 March 2015.

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 mission is to provide high quality, value for money, community-based services to prevent people from becoming unwell; avoid going into hospital; or to leave earlier; and to provide support closer to home.

Our vision is ‘to be the provider of choice by delivering excellent care and improving the health
of our communities.’

Our values demonstrate 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.


NHS Jobs

To view all of the latest NHS vacancies, please use the following link - jobs.kentcht.nhs.uk.

Health Help Now

There is a free website that can help you find the most appropriate local health service for common symptoms in Kent and Medway. This is not a diagnostic tool and does not intend to offer specific advice on treatments or diagnostic tests that may be needed. If you have changing or persistent problems, you should seek medical advice. If you need urgent health advice but it’s not an emergency, call 111. If it is an emergency, call 999.



This website combines information from the previous east and west Kent NHS community health organisations and is being constantly updated as Kent-wide policies, reports and information are ratified.

In the meantime, policies and procedures previously used in the east and west of Kent are in place to ensure we deliver high-quality health services for the benefit of both patients and staff.

The Trust provides services across Kent and in London and East Sussex. Not all services are provided in all areas, for example some are available in east Kent and others are delivered in west Kent. You will see that some services are available throughout Kent. Each service page clearly shows where you can find it and where the service is provided. 

Please contact us at commsteam@kentcht.nhs.uk if you require further information on any of the services we provide, or advice on the structure, working practices, plans and policies of Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust.