About The East of England Citizens' Senate

NHS England & the Eastern Academic Health Science Networks (Eastern AHSN) 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 25

Thursday, 23 April, 2020
10.00am to 3.30pm
Copley Hill Business Park, Cambridge Road, Babraham, Cambridge CB22 3GN
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

NHS Innovation Accelerator Insights

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

Welcome to the December edition of INSIGHTS from the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) - the last of 2019. This year was a busy one for our innovators: NIA innovations are now available in over 2,120 NHS sites and Fellows have now raised a total of £134.4m in external funding. We will be welcoming our 5th cohort of Fellows in March 2020 and look forward to continuing to share insights with you in the new year. Read on for the latest updates from our Fellows and a recap of this year's most read blog posts.  

Read the stories from innovators and fellows in 2019.  You will remember Arjun Panesar, who presented his low carb programme to the Citizens' Senate.  I believe one or two of you elected to trial the programme?

Recent report

King's Fund 2020 - 24 strategy summary

Monday, 23 December, 2019

Our broad knowledge of the health and care system and the relationships we hold across the system form the foundation of our work. We will continue to provide independent analysis, explain key issues and respond to developments across the health and care system, making sense of a complex and changing landscape. We will continue to use our independence to speak truth to power and will not be afraid to challenge vested interests.