We are committed to working with our patients and the public as partners, and to putting patients and the public at the heart of all we do.

We want patients and local people to be directly involved in our work, helping us to shape local health services.

Here are the current opportunities available to have your say:

The Big Health and Care (socially distancing) Conversation

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Closing date: 31-03-2021

The Covid-19 pandemic changed the nature of how health and care services are delivered, in a very short time period. We want to make sure that we understand what this has been like for people. This is your chance to tell us your experiences, ask questions and share your ideas as we move towards restoring services.

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Digital Champions programme

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Closing date: 31-12-2020

As part of the NHS England Digital Skills initiative we would like to invite interested members of Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) to become Digital Champions for their GP surgery. Digital Champions will take ownership of the Digital Skills promotion within their practice and, depending upon the needs of the practice, arrange suitable activities or promotional work.

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The future of Eastbourne Station Health Centre

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Closing date: 14-09-2020

NHS East Sussex CCG is consulting on a proposal to close the walk-in service at Eastbourne Station Health Centre and this is your opportunity to have your say.

We want to make sure that local people have access to the right services for them. Walk-in centres were originally set up to provide same-day urgent care services for minor illnesses, minor infections, minor cuts and sprains. However, local services have improved recently and people now have access to many alternative services which may be more appropriate for their needs.

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Coronavirus: understanding the impact on Black, Asian and minority ethnic people in Sussex

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Closing date: 24-08-2020

In order to make a positive impact on our minority communities, we need to understand peoples experiences of health care services within the last two years, how the pandemic has affected people individually and in their household, and consider best ways to support individuals and their community as we learn to live with Covid-19.

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Community Ambassadors

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Closing date: 31-07-2020

We are seeking volunteers to become community ambassadors and help shape future NHS and social care services in Sussex.

The recruitment for the Community Ambassador roles has now ended. Visit our Community Ambassador Page for more information.

Accessing NHS services in a different way

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Closing date: 11-07-2020

Health services have changed during the Coronavirus crisis, and many people have had to access care in a different way to how they did before the crisis.

We want to understand, where people have accessed care in a different way, what this was like for them. We also need to understand why people might not have accessed care, and therefore how we need to provide information and support in the future.

This engagement has now closed. We will report back on our findings presently.

Find out more about Community Ambassadors – Hastings

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Closing date: 09-04-2020

Come and speak with us at the Hastings Community Network, where you share information about organisations activities and find out about services in Hastings and St Leonards, to learn more about the Community Ambassador role and support in completing an application form.

This event is now in the past.

Find out more about Community Ambassadors – Hailsham

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Closing date: 02-04-2020

Come and speak with us at the Hailsham Annual Town Meeting, where you can view information stands from local groups and talk to representatives from local organisations, to learn more about the Community Ambassador role and support in completing an application form.

This event is now in the past.