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We genuinely want to listen and learn from our local patients, public and stakeholders as they are at the heart of what we do.

We aim to provide a range of ways to share your views, ideas and experiences. Sometimes these relate to a specific service transformation or they might be about local health services as a whole. These include:

Join our Local Voices Network to stay informed about upcoming events, current surveys and other engagement opportunities.

How we involve you in the way we operate

"Lay members bring a wealth of experience at senior or board level and play a pivotal role in ensuring that governance is maintained and CCGs make the best possible decisions for patients." - Chair of the Lay Members Network

"CCG lay members are in an ideal position to offer a relevant and informed, yet outside, perspective." - Barbara Beaton, Lay Member for Public and Patient Involvement, Hastings and Rother CCG

Our Governing Body includes three lay members who help to decide which health services to commission for local people. You can find out more about them here.

Hastings and Rother CCG meet in public every two months to discuss local health issues and to make decisions about local healthcare services. Our Governing Body meetings also involve the local CCG for Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford as we share a management team.

You can read more about our Governing Body members and meetings, see upcoming meeting dates and download meeting papers here.

Supporting You

We are committed to supporting you to have your say and play your part in transforming health and social care.

You can find our reward and recognition policy here. Our engagement team regularly meet patient representatives to support them in their role and additional training is available to those participating in our pathway redesign work-streams. If you have been involved in any engagement activity and would like to claim expenses, you can download the form here.

We recognise that the people we serve are diverse, with a range of needs and from a range of backgrounds and we want to reflect this in our engagement approach. We offer translation and interpretation services, as required, at our main events alongside our commitment to supporting people to engage and providing information in alternative formats.

We use this form at all of our events and engagement activities to monitor diversity of experiences and voices, ensuring we tailor our approach to cater to all backgrounds.

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