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 26

Tuesday, 18 August, 2020
11.00am to 12.300pm
This will be a virtual video conference meeting
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 - Dec 2019

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

Christmas wishes from Caroline Angel, Director Patient Safety.  The final newsletter on 2019.

Recent report

Assessing the impact of COVID on Social Care

Saturday, 1 August, 2020

COVID-19 outbreaks in care homes may be driven by multiple factors, including community transmission as well as infections picked up during hospital stays. Our analysis shows that between 17 March and 30 April, discharges from hospitals to care homes decreased in England to 86% of the historical average. 46,700 people were discharged from hospital to care homes between 17 March and 30 April – 7,700 fewer than previous years. The data available do not allow us to examine whether these discharges led to subsequent outbreaks in care homes.