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Our plans, reports and strategies

Our key publications can be made available in alternative formats, such as easy read or large print, and may be available in alternative languages upon request. To find out more, please contact 01732 375200 or email westkent.ccg@nhs.net.

Annual reports and accounts 

Our Annual Report for 2018/19 sets out how we have been working with partners to plan and commission services to improve health and health care in west Kent. Our Annual Accounts for 2018/19 show our financial performance for the year. 

The full Annual Report and Accounts, prepared and published in line with NHS guidance, are necessarily very detailed.


Operating Plan and Financial Framework

Our plan and framework gives an overall synopsis of our aims, objectives and various inter-linking operations which affect and influence the commissioning of the healthcare services in West Kent:  

Local Care Plan 

NHS West Kent CCG's Local Care Plan describes the local clinical model of care, the infrastructure required to deliver this and what will change for people who live in west Kent. We detail our progress to date and the key elements that we need to further develop and talk to local people about. Find out more >


Communications and Engagement strategy

The strategy explains how we use a wide range of tools and techniques, which meets the needs of our communities and to improve their health and well-being.

Constitution and Scheme of Reservation and Delegation

The Constitution explains how the we will develop the structures best able to meet future challenges with confidence and determination. 

Strategic Commissioning Plan

This plan describes how NHS West Kent CCG will deliver significant service changes, improved health outcomes and start to shape real transformational change in the services on offer to the people of West Kent

Re-admissions and Urgent Care Thresholds Re-investment

The CCG has contract mechanisms in place that result in adjustments being made to the contract value of our acute provider.  This creates a fund that may be reinvested to prevent admissions or to facilitate discharge from hospital.  The following attachment reflects the reinvestment plan agreed by the West Kent Systems Resilience Group.

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

Through the Health and Social Care Act the Government has established the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) as a fundamental part of the planning and commissioning cycle at a local level. 

Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS)   

This strategy aims to confront that challenge, to improve the areas in which - despite generally good levels of  health - Kent lags behind the country as a whole, and to tackle the significant differences in people’s health and wellbeing across the county.

Kent Local Transformation Plan for Children, Young People and Young Adults’ Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health

As part of transforming mental health and wellbeing services for the future, Kent partners have developed the Kent Local Transformation Plan for Children, Young People and Young Adults’ Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health. The plan draws on the voice the child, parents, professional and families and articulates how we will move towards a future which is transformed with how we see and how we respond to mental health and wellbeing for our whole population. 

Developing our Local Offer for Personal Health Budgets for WKCCG 

A personal health budget is an amount of money to support your identified health and wellbeing needs, planned and agreed between you and your local NHS team. The aim is to give people with long-term conditions and disabilities greater choice and control over the healthcare and support they receive.  Together with you NHS team (such as a GP), you will develop a care plan.  The plan sets out your personal health and wellbeing needs, the health outcomes you want to achieve, the amount of money in the budget and how you are going to spend it.  You can use a personal health budget to pay for a wide range of items and services, including therapies, personal care and equipment.  This will allow you more choice and control over the health services and care you receive.

You don't have to change any healthcare or support that is working well for you just because you get a personal health budget.  The first group to be able to have a personal health budget are adults receiving continuing healthcare, which is NHS-funded long-term health and personal care provided outside hospital.  Children who are eligible for continuing care also have a right to have a personal health budget.

Local NHS organisations will be free to offer personal health budgets to other people if they think an individual will benefit.  It is the Government's long-term aim to introduce a right to a personal health budget for people who would benefit from it.

Trade Union Facility Time

During the 2018/19 financial year the CCG had no employees who were relevant union officials. Therefore, the CCG has submitted a nil return through the government portal

More information

Further information on how we make decisions, policies and procedures is available on the Publications page.