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Welcome to NHS Citizen

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A short presentation to help people understand NHS Citizen - what it is and how they can get involved.

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Welcome to NHS Citizen

  1. 1. Welcome to NHS Citizen Giving the citizens of England an opportunity to influence NHS decision making.
  2. 2. What is NHS Citizen? It is here to give everyone in England a voice on how the NHS works and enable the public to influence NHS decision making. Everyone and anyone in England can get involved! It’s a national programme get more citizens involved in the NHS.
  3. 3. Why NHS Citizen? The NHS makes decisions about health services that affect us all. It belongs to everybody, but while there are many opportunities to be involved as a patient, in the past there have been few opportunities to be involved as a citizen. NHS Citizen will build a bridge of open discussion between citizens and senior NHS England leaders to shape a better healthcare system for the future.
  4. 4. What’s in it for me? By getting involved in NHS Citizen you can have a real influence on decision making in the NHS to help shape a better NHS for all. Citizens Patient Voice Groups • Tell NHS England what matters to you • Have your voice heard by senior NHS Leaders • Connect with other citizens who share your views • Help shape a better NHS healthcare system for the future • Obtain greater exposure to senior NHS leaders • Use NHS Citizen as a platform to have your voice heard at a greater scale • Represent your part of the community and get their voice heard • Connect with other citizens and organisations who share your views • Help shape a better NHS healthcare system for the future
  5. 5. How it works?Issues are raised via an online forum called Gather – gather.nhscitizen.org.uk Solutions are proposed and the top issues from Gather are debated by the NHS England board of directors and selected members of the general public at key NHS Assembly events twice a year.
  6. 6. Gathering the public to have their say Ways to get involved
  7. 7. We need you, can you help? Join the conversations on Gather Spread the word to your friends, family and professional networks Organise an offline Gather Event Go on Twitter and use the hashtag #NHSCitizen Tell your Facebook friends Get your voice heard!
  8. 8. NHS Citizen vs Patient Voice organisations NHS Citizen is not an organisation, it is a model for how citizens can take an active part in NHS decision making. Senior NHS England Leaders NHS Citizen Patient Voice Groups
  9. 9. Key Milestones
  10. 10. Thank you!

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