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 24

Tuesday, 28 January, 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

Patient Safety Collaborative Newsletter - Sep 2019

Saturday, 9 November, 2019

September has been a very busy time for us - we have kickstarted autumn with our first Long Term Ventilation workshop, Emergency Laparotomy Collaborative event, plus Human Factors and Measurement for Improvement masterclasses. You can read more about some of these events in this Newsletter

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

Recent report

Genomic Medicine

Saturday, 9 November, 2019

Genomic medicine has been hailed as the magic bullet for prevention, diagnosis and personalised treatment. But what can we really expect from this field? 

Read the report from the King's Fund