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 22

Thursday, 11 July, 2019
10.00am to 3.30pm
Copley Hill Business Park, Cambridge Road, Babraham, 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 News Letter - March 2019

Thursday, 11 April, 2019

Recent report

Why the NHS adopts innovation

Tuesday, 19 March, 2019

The NHS Innovation Accelerator’s research this year shines a light on some of these NHS ‘adopter’ organisations - capturing their insights and learning as to how they have successfully implemented innovations supported by this national initiative.

Understanding how and why the NHS adopts innovation is an important and insightful contribution to the growing literature on innovation uptake and spread.