The Health and Europe Centre, NHS Kent & Medway

Contact Information

Janet Merza
+ 44 (0)1622 724113

Farm Villas
Hermitage Lane
Maidstone, Kent ME16 9PH - England


  • Engages with EU Institutions and European partners to develop a strategic approach to EU policy development on behalf of our stakeholders.
  • Delivers a programme of European learning opportunities for staff, developing understanding and building collaborative relationships with European partners.
  • Works with EU partners to identify and assess relevant EU legislation and inform our stakeholders if its impacts for their organisations.
  • To ensure the good management of the Centre, in accordance with all relevant European and national legislation and policies.


  • Opportunities for learning and sharing good practice across Europe (for example through workshops, conferences, study tours and exchanges);
  • Practical examples of different ways of working from across the European Union;
  • Development of EU partnerships to promote Kent and Medway health and social care to key decision makers and institutions;
  • Advice and help for stakeholders to develop, implement and manage EU projects;
  • Intelligence gathering and dissemination through regular bulletins and briefing papers on health and social care topics;
  • Advice to stakeholder organisations on relevant EU policy developments;
  • Facilitation of workforce development opportunities (such as deployment of staff to other EU countries and access to EU learning programmes).