Issue details

Response to the Consultation 'Improving urgent stroke services in Kent and Medway'


This report will set out the proposed response to the consultation being undertaken by the NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups of: Ashford, Bexley, Canterbury and Coastal, Dartford Gravesham and Swanley, High Weald Lewes Havens, Medway, South Kent Coast, Swale, Thanet, and West Kent for Cabinet’s consideration and approval. This consultation sets out proposed changes to the urgent stroke services provided in hospitals across Kent and Medway.


Access to Information

The report together with any other documents being considered (unless they contain exempt information) will be available for inspection 5 clear days before the decision is taken by the Cabinet. Copies are available on the Council's website or requested from Democratic Services Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR or email If you wish to submit information to the Cabinet about the item please also contact Democratic Services.


It is noted that the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements)(Meetings and Access to Information)(England) Regulations 2012 requires 28 clear days’ notice of the intention to make a key decision.


On this occasion it has not been practicable to provide 28 clear days’ notice and therefore Section 10 (General Exception) of the above regulations have been complied with. It was not possible to include this report on the Forward Plan with 28 days’ notice because it has just been concluded that a formal response should be provided to the consultation from the Cabinet. Consultation responses must be submitted by 13 April 2018 ahead of the next available Cabinet meeting.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/03/2018

Decision due: 10 Apr 2018 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor David Brake, Portfolio Holder for Adults' Services

Lead director: Ian Sutherland

Contact: Chris McKenzie, Assistant Director - Adult Social Care Email: Tel: 01634 334013.

Relevant Overview and Scrutiny Committee:: Health and Adult Social Care

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