Health and medical advice
You can use the NHS Direct website to search for
doctors, dentists, hospitals and pharmacies in your local
area. The website includes maps and directions of how to find each
service by road or by public transport. Maidstone has
one accident and emergency department, based at Maidstone
Hospital on Hermitage Lane, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 9QQ.
West Kent Primary Care Trust
West Kent Primary Care Trust has the
overall responsibility for ensuring that the people of Maidstone
have access to the health care they need.
You can access details of all the following services from
the West Kent PCT
- Care at home
- Health advice
- Healthy living
- Occupational Therapy
- Seasonal health advice
If you or someone you know is
experiencing domestic abuse then this pack may be of
The directory has information about what you can about
domestic abuse, where to get help, advice and support.
Liveitwell is a website
designed to help you maintain your wellbeing and link you in to
what is available to support you locally. It contains
information for people who use mental health services, carers and
mental health professionals.
BigWhiteWall has two online services for improving public
mental wellbeing including links and a support
Health Matters telephone helpline 0800 107 0160
For information on what you can do about
substance misuse, and where to get help, advice and support, or if
you or anyone you know is experiencing substance misuse then
this directory, may be
Maidstone Borough Council offers a range of preventative health
programmes with a focus on obtaining a healthy weight. If you would
like further information on how to self refer on to one of these
schemes, please visit the
health promotion page and refer today.
Pages in this section:
Life is a wide scale national campaign by the Department of
Health to get everyone 'eating well, moving more, and living
Passport is a great fun way to track how you are
doing on your quest to eat well and move more. The Passport is an
interactive tool to help you set your goals and keep track of your
West Kent Primary Care Trust
(PCT) is designed to tell you about our work and the
services we provide to improve health and well-being in the
CRY CRY is a charity that
was established to raise awareness of conditions that can lead to
the sudden cardiac death of young people, visit and get tested
Health Profile, which gives a picture of health in this
area. It is designed to help local government and health services
improve peoples health and reduce health inequalities.
NHS Choices has
been developed to help you make choices about your health, from
lifestyle decisions about things like smoking, drinking and
exercise, through to the practical aspects of finding and using NHS
services when you need them.
NHS Direct is the
official website of the NHS 24-hour telephone helpline. This
website contains information on health problems and offers advice
and help with many health problems.
SmokeFree is the NHS website to
help give advice to help you stop smoking.
The Department of
Health provides strategic leadership for public health,
the NHS and social care in England.
The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment this guidance,
which complements the statutory guidance Creating Strong, Safe and
Prosperous Communities, provides tools for local partners