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. 

Firstly, ask at your GP practice about how you can join their Patient Participation Group (PPG).  If you are either a chair or a nominated representative of a PPG, you can then also seek to join the Patient Participation Group Forum.

We also have a number of networks which have opportunities for patient involvement, for instance, diabetes, MSK, and stroke.  Please note that you need to either have these conditions, or be a parent or carer of someone who has these conditions, in order to be eligible to join. 

All service redesign has a requirement for patient engagement, so please do consider getting involved.  You may also wish to get involved with third sector organisations (or voluntary services), such as SAVS or Healthwatch Southend

When you have identified which group you would like to get involved with, please email us at stating your name, what you are interested in and why, and what you hope to both contribute and achieve.  Alternatively, you can write to us at our head office: NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Group, Floor 6, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, Victoria Avenue, Southend SS2 6ER.

Supporters Scheme

If you want to have your say on the big decisions on health care in Southend and how the CCG spends its budget then join our Supporters Scheme.

To find out more contact: or fill in the form on the left-hand side of this page to subscribe to our updates.

Join the Southend Residents' Panel.
The Residents' Panel allows you to have a voice about what is happening in Southend. As a member of the Panel you will receive regular surveys from Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and our partner agencies.
They will be asking for your views about local issues and feedback about proposals and ideas that they have. This is your chance to get your voice heard and to have an influence over decision making.
Register via the Southend Borough Council website
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