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Who we are

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.

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We are one of the largest NHS community health providers in England, serving a population of 3.6million across Kent, East Sussex and London. We employ 5,000 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 empower adults and children to live well, be the best employer and work with our partners as one.

Our vision is a community that supports each other to live well.

We have four values:

  • Compassionate  – We put patients and our service users at the heart of everything we do. We’re positive, kind and polite. We understand diversity. We’re respectful, patient and tolerant.
  • Aspirational  – We feel empowered and we empower our patients. We strive to improve. Our focus is on research and generating ideas and innovations. We’re open, transparent and we think creatively.
  • Responsive – We listen. We act. We communicate clearly. We do what we say we will. We take account of other’s opinions.
  • Excellent – We strive to deliver the best care we can. We grow a culture of excellence in our teams. We challenge complacency.