Who we are
Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust provides mental health for Kent in partnership with Kent County Council. In Medway, we work closely with the local unitary authority to provide joined-up health and social care services.
As one of the larger mental health trusts in the country, we cover an area of 1,450 sq miles and serve 1.7 million people across Kent and Medway. Our annual revenue is £178 million and we employ 3,318 staff who are located in 66 buildings on 33 sites.
Our services are predominantly provided around key urban centres including Maidstone, Medway and Canterbury, but we provide a range of services in community locations, reflecting the urban and rural mix of the area. The Trust has also introduced telemedicine to enhance accessibility.
Since April 2013, the former Primary Care Trusts have been replaced by eight Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) which commission the majority of services that we provide.
Last year we cared for nearly 50,000 people, involving more than half a million contacts.
Our vision and values
Our visions and values, which are key to the way in which we work and care for our patients, were developed and agreed with our staff. Putting our values into practice every day is critical to delivering high-quality services that meet the needs of everyone in our care.
Our aim is to deliver quality through working in partnership, creating a dynamic system of care so people receive the right help, at the right time, in the right setting with the right outcome.
- Respect - we value people as individuals and treat others as we would like to be treated
- Open - we work in a collaborative, transparent way
- Accountable - we are professional and responsible for our actions
- Working together - we work together to make a difference for our service users
- Innovative - we find creative ways to run efficient, high quality services
- Excellence - we listen and learn to continually improve our knowledge and ways of working
How we are regulated
We are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
CQC is the independent regulator of health and social care providers in England and we are proud of our record of compliancy with the national standards of care against which it regularly inspects our services.
You can read its latest reports by clicking on the CQC buttons when you view any of our services on this website.