About The Citizens' Senate

NHS England & the Eastern Academic Health Science Networks (EAHSN) 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;; to 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 21

Tuesday, 23 April, 2019
10.00am to 3.30pm
Cambridge Professional Development Centre, Foster Road, Trumpington, Cambridge CB2 9NL
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

Hello from the Eastern PSC team

Friday, 29 June, 2018

We kick-started June with two measurement for improvement masterclasses, which received great feedback. Thanks to everyone who participated. It is great to see capability building continuing in the region.

Recent report

Accountable Care Organisations

Monday, 1 January, 2018

On 1 April 2018 the first Accountable Care Organisations will be introduced into England’s NHS. The NHS and Local Authorities take care of people when they are at their most vulnerable. Changes to the services they need should be the subject of careful scrutiny by parliament and other statutory bodies.