How you can get involved
In East Surrey we believe in the power of partnership; organisations, professionals, clinicians, and residents working together to create positive health outcomes for local communities.
We want to hear people’s views at every level of health from design to delivery. If you would like to get more involved in the way services are delivered locally, please contact our engagement team.
Some of the ways we’re working together with local people include:
East Surrey Place Citizen Group
This group supports in the co-design of services across East Surrey Place. Working alongside our healthcare professionals from the start of a project’s planning stages through to implementation, offering sense checks throughout.
The group helps reviews project documents, giving feedback and perspectives from the viewpoint of the public, patients, and the local community. Membership is made up of people from across East Surrey Place and members are actively recruited through community groups and through partners who support people experiencing inequalities.
East Surrey Place Engagement Network
This network consists of engagement representatives from across partner organisations in East Surrey. It focuses on reaching under-represented groups more effectively, sharing best practice and working together to overcome challenges, and takes a collaborative approach to addressing barriers to engagement and tackling inequalities.
Members have a shared desire to engage with local communities in East Surrey to improve their health and wellbeing. If you are interested in joining, please contact us.
Engaging through Primary Care - Patient Participation Groups (PPGs)
PPGs are groups of patient volunteers who support their registered practice to improve patient care.
East Surrey Place has provided practice managers with a guide and handbook to support them to develop an engaged and representative PPG membership. Surrey Heartlands GP practices and PPGs can also take advantage of some coaching if they’d like further support.
If you would like to know more about joining a PPG in East Surrey, contact your GP Practice directly or contact us.
Growing Healthcare Together
Growing Healthcare Together involves collaboration with community members and local organisations to improve health and prevent disease across East Surrey. The programme is intended to listen to local people’s views on what health means to them, enabling the community to improve their own health and remove barriers to accessing healthcare. You can find out more on the Growing Healthcare Together website.