Our partnership will help to address the healthcare provision challenges in our region by meeting the urgent need to recruit and retain skilled medical professionals. It will offer exceptional training and development opportunities for aspiring doctors in Kent and Medway who wish to learn and apply their skills within the local area.
We will work extensively with local schools and colleges to inspire a new generation of medical professionals and source students from within our region, ensuring that the future medical workforce in Kent and Medway is truly representative of the community that it serves.
Kent and Medway’s population is expected to grow by almost a quarter by 2031. The medical school will help to address current and future challenges in staffing NHS roles in our front-line services. Its programmes will focus on addressing health inequalities in our region by plugging the current gaps in healthcare provision and, in the longer-term, transforming the patient experience within our local area.