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 31

Thursday, 24 June, 2021
11.00am to 12.300pm
zoom video conference
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

Patient Safety Collaborative News Letter - Feb 2020

Saturday, 29 February, 2020

Tools, training and incentives


We're really pleased to share some fantastic resources and opportunities with you in this month’s newsletter. There is a great opportunity called The Common Ambition, available from The Health Foundation, a delayed transfer of care improvement tool from NHS Improvement and a not-to-be-missed webinar from Healthcare Improvement Scotland. Have a read and share these opportunities with your colleagues.

In other news, the PSC team have been out and about this month, continuing to deliver our national programmes. Read about our second Long Term Ventilation Tracheostomy event below, which was a brilliant success.  

Caroline Angel, Director – Patient Safety
Eastern Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC)

Recent report

Suicide by middle aged men

Friday, 14 May, 2021

This reports on findings from a national study combining multiple sources of information that provide a detailed account from families, friends and professionals on the stresses men in their mid-life face before they take their lives.

The study provides rich data on the adversities middle-aged men were facing prior to their death, that we hope will help inform policy, public health strategies, and safer practice in all front-line agencies, including the identification of barriers to accessing services, and ultimately reduce suicide rates.

The findings described in this study do not cover deaths that occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic.