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Health and Wellbeing

Longer, happier and healthier lives

Reimagining Community Health Services

NHS Kent and Medway want to hear your views on community healthcare to help shape its plans to improve services across the area. Share your views by completing the survey or booking to attend one of its events in July at Have Your Say in Kent and Medway. The surveys will close at 9 am on Friday, 12 July 2024. 

We all want to live longer, happier and healthier lives, with less inequality, and promoting the health and wellbeing of our residents is an important part of what we do. 

Many factors combine to affect the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities, not just the use of health care services. This includes individual circumstances and the local environment such as where we live, inherited characteristics, income, education, life experiences, behaviours and choices, and our relationships with family and friends. These factors are often referred to as the "wider determinants of health".   

We are in a good position to influence many of these factors not just through our core services but also our wider leadership role supporting communities and influencing other organisations. Through our work, we want to create a more vibrant and healthy place for people to live and work.  

There are many ways to stay healthy and active in the Dover district. For example, did you know that we look after more than 200 parks, open spaces, play areas, allotments, commons and woodlands? Please see our  Leisure & Tourism pages for further information on how you can get active in the district.  

Take control of your health

It's never too late to take control of your health. Take the NHS Better Health 'How are you' online health quiz to find out how you are doing.

Get the right treatment when you need it

NHS services are very busy at the moment. It's important to come forward with any health concerns but you can help ease the pressure by choosing the right service. 

Knowing the right place to go can help you get the treatment you need faster. Please choose wisely and help the NHS help you.

Visit NHS Kent and Medway's  Stop Think Choose webpage for more information. 

Integrated Care

Health and social care organisations working together in different, more joined-up ways. Find out what is happening in Kent and Medway. 

Care and Support Jargon Buster

A plain English guide to the most commonly used words and phrases in health and social care (external link). 

Living well

Making small changes now can improve your health right away. 

Ageing well

Continue living active, independent and fulfilled lives.  

Children and young people

How children and young people can be happier, healthier, safer, more fulfilled and ready for adult life

Health and Wellbeing Alliance

Our Alliance is for those committed to promoting good health and wellbeing and reducing inequalities. 

Leisure and Tourism

How you can get active in the Dover district.

Port Health and Environmental Services

Addressing a range of issues including air quality, food safety and health and safety at work.

Beat the Heat

Top tips for a healthy summer. 

Stay well this winter 

Top tips for a healthy winter.


National information about Coronavirus. 


Email:  policy@dover.gov.uk