A connected and experienced group of people aiming to influence regional health and care strategy by presenting patient, carer, and family perspectives

What we do



Provide project leadership

Experiences patient leaders in co-production and partnership working

Experts in applying patient insights in order to challenge the NHS and motivate change


Knowledge of local and national policy regarding the health economy

Turn local information into intelligence

Understand the principals of transformation participation in healthcare

Established relationships with voluntary organisations, Clinical Commissioning
Groups (CCGs), local government
Share and disseminate best practice
Development of patient stories
Ability to influence without authority
Visionary and strategic


Provide a wider patient point of view (cover the whole of the Eastern Region – health
and social care)
Respond to NHS national and regional consultations
Provide project advice
Provide patient experience


NHS Clinical Senate
NHS Clinical Networks
NHS Academic Health Science Networks
NHS Cancer Alliance Board

A Patient Perspective


Trevor Fernandes, Chair of the East of England Citizens’ Senate, addresses the NHS Innovation Accelerator Summit 2018

Contact the Citizens Senate


Email: citizens.senate@eahsn.org

Website: East of England Citizens’ Senate

Twitter: @EoECitizens

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