Get Involved

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NHS Southend CCG would like to ensure that you, our public, understand how you can get involved in your local health service.  Your views are important to us as a CCG and we are waiting to hear from you.  There are a variety of ways in which you can get involved. 

Our communications and engagement strategy

Involving the public helps us to understand people’s needs, and to prioritise those people who experience the poorest health outcomes – enabling us to improve access and reduce health inequalities.

We host staff training sessions about the role of communications and engagement, supply a guide to involvement and a plan template designed to help CCG commissioners fulfil their statutory duties and involve patients and the public effectively and systematically. Our staff also use an Equality Impact Assessment to enable us to consider all the information about a service, policy or strategy from an equalities perspective and then action plan to get the best outcomes for service users.

Read our Communications and Engagement Strategy 

Commissioning cycle

It’s important that we understand the lived experience of local health services. Please contact Healthwatch Southend, who we work closely with to monitor patient experience in our community. 

If you need any of our documents in alternative formats such as, larger print, easy read, braille, audio format or different languages, please contact sccg.communications@nhs.net.