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Travelling to your appointment, if we leave the European Union

User AvatarPosted by Web Team at 25/10/2019 12:42:29

In Kent, it is possible that we may face travel disruption due to new processes for goods vehicles at our ports, if we leave the European Union (EU).

An information leaflet has been produced to help everyone continue to receive care if our roads do get busy and some practical actions you can take.

The leaflet – Travelling to your appointment after Brexit – can be downloaded from this website.

An easy read version has also been produced and the main leaflet is also being translated into the following languages: Bengali, Slovak, Romanian, Turkish, Polish, Nepalese and Bulgarian.

During the run-up to the UK’s exit from the EU we, in the NHS and social care in Kent and Medway, have developed and tested detailed plans for the different scenarios that could occur.

This is a normal part of how we work. All NHS organisations routinely make plans to make sure we can continue to deliver vital services whatever the circumstances. We are confident that we are as prepared as we can be.

Please also be prepared by:

  • Thinking ahead: At your next appointment, make sure services that care for you have your correct contact details, including any mobile numbers and email addresses, so they can get in touch if they need to. If you have a problem or there is an issue with your appointment, make sure you know who in the team to call.
  • Being aware: Always be extra vigilant if there is particularly heavy traffic – listen out for sirens and pull over to one side, when safe, to allow emergency vehicles through.
  • Using the right health service for your needs: Visit 111.nhs.uk to check out symptoms and www.nhs.uk for advice and details of services.
  • If you are concerned you need urgent medical help, phone NHS 111.

Anyone with specific questions about their care, should contact their healthcare professional directly.