A five-year plan for transforming healthcare  has been revealed by NHS Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley Clinical Commissioning Group.

 The vision shows how the CCG will change the way healthcare works to better treat the local population, especially older people in the area.

The group will also aim to give patients better access to healthcare professionals outside of normal working hours.

Between now and 2019, some of the plans include more joined-up care, improved community facilities for specialist eye and skin conditions and better support for those with mental health conditions.

Deputy clinical accountable officer for the CCG Dr Elizabeth Lunt said: "The CCG has a five-year plan to make sure our patients’ needs are at the heart of what we do. 

"Our population is growing and more people are living with an increasing number of health problems that can be managed in the community and not necessarily in a hospital.

"We will focus on providing the right care, at the right time, in the right place. All parts of the health and care system should work together, providing a joined-up service."

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