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Patient, public and carer involvement.

We want to make sure we are fully involving our patients, carers and families in how we deliver care. Watch the video below to hear from some of our representatives and volunteers about the work they are involved in.

We have a team dedicated to recruiting and supporting patients and carers to work directly with our services to co-design, develop and improve the work we do.

As a patient or carer, you will have the opportunity to take part in:

  • attending and co-designing engagement and governance groups
  • interview panels
  • focus groups
  • co-designing and delivering training
  • designing patient information
  • quality improvement projects
  • We Care and PLACE visits
  • and much more.

Anyone who joins us as a patient or carer representative can join our People’s Network, which holds regular meetings to share news and receive information from our services and partner organisations. You can contact us with the details at the bottom of the page.

Patient and Carer Council

We are also looking for experienced people with an interest in helping us with the strategic direction of the trust as part of our Patient and Carer Council.

The council is made up of patient and carer representatives, members of our executive board and senior trust managers, trust governors and representatives from our stakeholder and partner organisations.

This is an important and valuable role which will require a real commitment in terms of time and effort. If you would like to be considered for the Council, please contact us using the details below and we will send you more information and an application form.

Contact us

If you would like to get involved, contact the

Patient and Carer Partnership Team
01233 667810
kentchft.engagement@nhs.net
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

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