Join us at our diabetes roadshow and AGM
We’ll be kicking off our annual meeting this year with a diabetes roadshow and a chance for you to meet and greet some of our experts.
Join us at the Stag Theatre, London Road, Sevenoaks TN13 1ZZ, from 4pm until 7.30pm, on Thursday, 28 September.
From 4 until 6pm, we will be bringing together organisations that support people living with diabetes. Open to everyone, we will kick-off with a marketplace where you’ll be able to chat to professionals from a range of services, including professionals from other healthcare trusts and voluntary and community organisations, which work with us.
Confirmed so far are:
- Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics Service, helping people with diabetes to understand what they can eat to self-manage their diabetes.
- Diabetes Psychology Service, providing emotional support and care for people with diabetes.
- NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, which supports people who are at high risk of developing type two diabetes.
- Vulnerable Foot Team, Podiatry Service, treating people with diabetes who are at risk of developing ulcers.
Clinical experts, including Simon Pendleton, Clinical Lead Podiatrist for the Vulnerable Foot Team, will be presenting and offering advice.
The event will also hear first-hand from someone living with diabetes as they talk about their experience, there will be an open Q and A session and the chance to meet your local healthcare trust governor.
From 6.15 to 7.30pm, we’ll hold our Annual General Meeting and Annual Members’ Meeting. Our Chairman David Griffiths and Chief Executive Paul Bentley will talk about our achievements during the past year and explain our vision for the future. Lead Governor Sonja Bigg will present the annual members’ report and our Chief Nurse Ali Strowman will talk about how we make sure we provide high-quality care for patients. Director of Finance Gordon Flack will tell you how we spent your money on improving care for patients. We will close with questions from you.
Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust’s Head of Engagement Karen Edmunds, said: “This is a great opportunity for anyone living with diabetes to come along and find out more or get some advice on how to manage their condition better.
“Diabetes is a serious, life-changing condition for a huge amount of people – more than 90,000 people in Kent live with the condition** – and we want to make sure they know how we can support them and what services we offer.
“It’s also a great opportunity for our patients and the local community to meet some of their local governors – the people who are elected to represent the healthcare interests of their constituents to our trust Board.”
If you can’t make it all, don’t worry, you can come and go as you need to. If you would like to attend, please RSVP below.
*The closest car park is the Stag Theatre (South Park) pay and display. Sevenoaks train station is just under a mile away and approximately a five minute drive or a 15 to 20-minute walk. There are multiple bus stops along Sevenoaks High Street.
***Based on figures published by Diabetes UK for the eight clinical commissioning groups in Kent for 2014/15.