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Our social enterprise

Medway Community Healthcare is a social enterprise community interest company (CIC), providing NHS community services to the people of Medway.

We are part of the new enterprise culture and deliver high quality community healthcare to local people; from community nurses and health visitors to speech and language therapists and out-of-hours urgent care.

As a social enterprise, Medway Community Healthcare is owned and run by our employees on behalf of the community, and trades as a business for social purposes. Many commercial businesses would consider themselves to have social objectives; social enterprises are distinctive because their social purpose is absolutely central to what they do.

For example, at MCH we have invested in three fellow social enterprises whose social objectives are aligned to ours, and whose services or products could benefit our patients. We’ve also taken on 50 apprentices since 2010 (as at December 2015) and bought 22% (£5.8m) of goods and services locally.

We have made a commitment to‘lead the way in excellent healthcare' and our patients, local stakeholders and our staff as co-owners, will have the opportunity to ensure that we are able to:
  • deliver services according to need and not perceived demand
  • deliver innovative ways to provide care closer to home
  • deliver services in a more flexible, productive and efficient manner
  • deliver services that respect every patients' dignity and right to privacy
Find out more on our social value delivery plan >
  • Download the 2014/15 social value report
  • Download our latest social value report

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