Public Participation

There is a whole range of meetings/consultations/services where we would like to encourage local people to get involved and share their views. Whenever they are available to the public we will use this space to give you the details.

Healthwatch Brighton and Hove public Board of Directors meetings

The Board of Directors lead the strategic direction of the organisation and ensure that it delivers on its mission. They meet usually every two months.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the Board meetings, submit questions prior to the meeting or ask them during a Question and Answer session at the end.

The agenda and papers for the meeting can be viewed on our website under the Events page from the Wednesday prior the meeting.

All questions for the Board meeting should be delivered no later than 48 hours prior to the meeting by e-mail to office@healthwatchbrightonandhove.co.uk or by post.

For information about our consultations see Healthwatch Consultations page.

Health & Wellbeing Board (HWB)

This important board provides system leadership to the health and local authority functions relating to health and wellbeing in the city. It aims to promote health and wellbeing through the development of improved and integrated health and social care services.

For more information about its members, future meetings dates and papers see B&H City Council website.

Health Overview & Scrutiny Committee

The Health Overview & Scrutiny Committee performs the overview and scrutiny function in relation to the health service in accordance with the National Health Service Act 2006 and associated Regulations. It also has a remit to scrutinise social care and education issues relating to both adults and children.

For more information about this committee, future meetings dates and papers see B&H City Council website.

Brighton & Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (B&H CCG) Governing Body

B&H CCG’s Governing Body oversees and directs the B&H CCG work. Governing Body Meetings are held in public every two months. Members of the public are welcome to ask questions there.

Patients and members of the public are also invited to attend meetings of the Primary Care Commissioning Committee, which are held on the same dates as meetings of the Governing Body.

For more information about B&H CCG Governing Body meetings; its members, future meetings dates and papers see B&H CCG website.

For more information about other opportunities to Get Involved with B&H CCG please see B&H CCG Get Involved page.

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (BSUH)

BSUH is an acute teaching hospital working across two main sites:

  • Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton
  • Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath.

The Brighton campus includes the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital and the Sussex Eye Hospital. They provide district general hospital services to our local populations in and around the Brighton and Hove, Mid Sussex and the western part of East Sussex and more specialised and tertiary services for patients across Sussex and the south east of England.

To Get Involved  please see Hospital Redevelopment page or Give Feedback page.

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT)

The Trust is the main provider of NHS community health and care services across West Sussex, Brighton & Hove and High Weald Lewes Havens area of East Sussex. They provide a wide range of medical, nursing and therapeutic care to over 8,000 people a day. They work to help people plan, manage and adapt to changes in their health, to prevent avoidable admission to hospital and to minimise hospital stay.

To Get Involved  please see Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust website.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SPFT)

SPFT provides NHS care across Sussex for people with mental health problems and learning disabilities. They also provide a range of specialist services across south east England. SPFT cares for people all of ages, from children and young people through to older people with conditions such as dementia.

To find out how you can get Involved see Patient Experiences page or Events page.

Other Opportunities to Get Involved 

Have your say on Stroke Services

NHS organisations have been working together to improve stroke services for local people.

To send Brighton & Hove Clinical Commissioning Group feedback on stroke services, and on planned changes to the way stroke services they delivered, please see B&H CCG website.

Caring Together – Integrated Care

Brighton & Hove Clinical Commissioning Group and Brighton & Hove City Council (Social Care) are committed to pooling the health and social care budgets in the city. You can find out more about theirs plans for Caring Together, including discussion events and the opportunity to give a feedback, on the Caring Together page.

Patient Participation Groups

All the GP practices in Brighton and Hove have set up Patient Participation Group (PPG) or are working to set one up. PPGs are run locally by volunteer patients and practice managers and help strengthen the relationship between practices and their patients. PPGs contribute ideas, feedback and suggestions directly to their practices, and members can also be involved in wider work throughout the city.

Find out more by visiting the Patient Participation Groups page.

 

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