How we work with people

East Surrey Place Citizen Group

This group helps to co-design services across East Surrey Place, working with professionals from the formative stages of planning through to implementation, and offering sense checks throughout.

The group gives feedback and perspectives on projects from the viewpoint of the public, patients, and the local community. Members are recruited through community groups and through partners who support people experiencing inequalities, with members being given support to ensure they can fully participate.

The group has been running since July 2022 and has supported commissioning decisions across a range of topics:

  • Wellbeing prescription service
  • Cracking the Knowledge Nut 
  • Urgent and Emergency Care projects 
  • Engaging with people strategically to create a citizen network
  • Children and young people’s services
  • Community Diagnostic Hubs 
  • Virtual Wards  
  • Community Champions  
  • How we engage with young people 
  • The Fuller Stocktake
  • Changes to the Referral Support Service 
  • Mental Health in primary care 
  • How we can we work closer with local groups to commission services

East Surrey Place Engagement Network

This Network comprises representatives from across partner organisations in East Surrey who have a shared desire to engage with local communities in East Surrey to improve their health and wellbeing. 

The Network addresses barriers to engagement, tackling inequalities, and making the best use of shared knowledge and engagement resources across partners. 

If you are interested in joining, please contact us.

Contact the Engagement team

Patient Participation Groups (PPGs)

PPGs are groups of patient volunteers who support their registered practice to improve patient care.

If you would like to know more about joining a PPG in East Surrey please either contact your GP Practice directly or contact us.

Contact the Engagement team

Growing Health Together

Growing Health Together invites people living and working in communities across East Surrey to collaborate to co-create conditions in which everyone’s health and wellbeing can flourish.

Growing Health Together recognises the huge assets for health and wellbeing that exist outside of the formal health service, in the places we live. From walking groups, coffee mornings and mutual aid groups, through to local parks, lakes and wild spaces, there is much close at hand to support our wellbeing.

Research shows that factors in our day to day lives – such as how active we are and how connected we are to others, along with the impact of employment, income, education, and the built and natural environment – influence our health far more than healthcare.

Find out more on the Growing Health Together website.