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Documents and publications

Annual reports and business plans

This section holds all our reports about the activities of the Trust including clinical governance and overall annual reports.

Our Improvement Plan

Our two-year improvement plan, and the detailed work behind it to support its delivery, marks an important milestone in the Trust’s improvement journey and step change in the way we deliver quality improvement.

It sets out the key priorities for the Trust to ensure we focus on the right areas that will make the biggest difference for our patients and staff, and builds on the immediate changes we have made in key areas such as infection prevention and control, maternity and urgent and emergency care.

However, we know there is much more we need to do to consistently provide the excellent standard of care that we want across all our services, for every patient, every day; and to transform our culture to one of excellence and continuous improvement.

Our frontline staff are best placed to know what needs to change. We’ve seen success through initiatives like ‘Listening into Action’, ‘We said, we did’, ‘MediLead’ and ‘I can’ which released staff to make tangible, practical changes.

This plan and its approach describes how we will move from short-term initiatives to sustained continuous quality improvement, creating a golden thread running from ward to Board, with everyone equipped and understanding of their role in achieving it.

Read our two-year Improvement Plan

Our Quality Strategy

Our Quality Strategy sets out our vision for the quality of care we want to provide, our priorities for the next three years, how we will deliver them and the difference they will make to patients and their families, carers and staff.

Download and read Our Quality Strategy

Board and committee meetings

Access agendas and minutes from the Board of Directors and committee meetings at the links below:

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Freedom of Information (FOI)

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act requires all government organisations, including the NHS, to publish information about that organisation. The Freedom of Information pages contain information routinely published by the Trust under the Trust's publication scheme. 

  • Who we are and what we do
    Provides organisational information and structures, details of key personnel and documents showing how the Trust fits into the NHS structure.
  • What we spend and how we spend it
    Documents providing financial information on funding details, annual statement of accounts, budget reports, audit reports and standing financial instructions.
  • How we make decisions
    Documents outlining the East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust decision making processes. Including board papers, minutes and agendas.
  • List and registers
    Asset registers, lists of main contractors and suppliers and other publicly available information registers.
  • The services we offer
    Documents providing information on the services offered by East Kent Hospitals, including leaflets and newsletters.

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News and press releases

Access all the latest news and press releases from East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust.

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Our performance

The Board of Directors receive monthly reports by way of assurance to monitor key clinical quality and patient safety indicators, national and local target performance, and financial performance. These key reports are published monthly at the same time they are provided to the Board of Directors.

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Policies and procedures

Search our Policies and Procedures pages

To receive a copy of any Trust please contact us.

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Statement and declarations

Read the East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust declarations and compliance statements

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