About The East of England Citizens' Senate

NHS England & NHS Improvement believe passionately that every level of its work should be informed by insightful methods of listening to those who use and care about services. Their views will inform service development and oversight. Public and patient voice will be embedded into processes in a range of ways, including insight and feedback to help shape services, which will inform governance frameworks and as active partners, in assurance processes. The Citizens’ Senate is the hub for this patient and public voice across the NHS and other statutory organisations in the East of England.

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Our Next Meeting

Citizens' Senate meeting no 38

Tuesday, 23 August, 2022
11.00am to 12.30pm
zoom virtual
Patients creating change
  • Provide project leadership
  • Experienced patient leaders in co-production and partnership working
  • Experts in applying patient insights in order to challenge the NHS and motivate change
Translation of complex information
  • Knowledge of local and national policy regarding the health economy
  • Turn local information into intelligence
  • Understand the principals of transformation participation in healthcare
Network and influence Network and influence
  • Established relationships with voluntary organisations, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), local government
  • Share and disseminate best practice
  • Development of patient stories
  • Ability to influence without authority
  • Visionary and strategic
Strategic council
  • Provide a wider patient point of view (cover the whole of the Eastern Region – health and social care)
  • Respond to NHS national and regional consultations
  • Provide project advice
  • Provide patient experience
Board represenation
  • NHS Clinical Senate
  • NHS Clinical Networks
  • NHS Academic Health Science Networks
  • NHS Cancer Alliance Board

Recent newsletter

East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust InTouch EEAST Newsletter July 2022

Monday, 18 July, 2022

Welcome to July's InTouch EEAST. In this edition…

•    CQC inspection results – a welcome from Tom
•    Joining forces to end delays
•    Thanking our dedicated teams
•    Using feedback to drive improvements
•    Honouring our long-serving staff
•    Helping meet our community’s needs
•    Celebrating our dedicated volunteers
•    Listening to our partners
•    Our latest performance

InTouch EEAST July 2022

Next EEAST public board meeting takes place on Wednesday 14 September 2022 9am via Microsoft Teams.

https://www.eastamb.nhs.uk/about-us/public-board-meetings-and-papers.htm

https://www.eastamb.nhs.uk/

Recent report

Public Policy Projects: A Fairer Future TOWARDS A MORE EQUITABLE DELIVERY OF CARE FOR THOSE WITH RARE DISEASES AND CONDITIONS IN THE UK

Monday, 11 July, 2022

Living with a rare disease or condition poses many challenges. Over the past decade, improving the delivery of care for the 3.5 million people living with rare diseases or conditions within the UK has been the central focus of the work of many.

In January 2021, the UK Rare Disease Framework was published by the Government. This identified four key priorities to be addressed if continued improvement in services and support for the approximately 1 in 17 UK citizens affected by a rare disease is to be realised in the lifetime of this Framework.

The four priorities are:
1. Helping patients get a final diagnosis faster
2. Increasing awareness of rare diseases among healthcare professionals
3. Better coordination of care
4. Improving access to specialist care, treatments and medicines

https://publicpolicyprojects.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2022/07/PPP-Rare-Disease-Report-622.pdf