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:

Readers group

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Closing date: 31-03-2025

We want to make sure that our communications are clear, easy to understand and offer helpful information and advice. To help with this, we have a small group of ‘readers’ who regularly review letters and leaflets and offer suggestions on how these can be more patient friendly.

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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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Be a Flu Champion

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Closing date: 01-12-2020

We are seeking volunteers to become Flu Champions to help the NHS in Sussex raise awareness of the flu vaccination.

Flu Champions are part of an exciting new way of helping the NHS in Sussex communicate about the flu vaccine and combat myths on the vaccine.

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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.

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

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.

Compassionate communities

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Closing date: 01-07-2020

In West Sussex, we are working together to better understand how communities can come together to support people during illness, dying and bereavement.

This engagement has now closed.