Citizens’ Panels are groups of local people who shape health and care services by offering their views and insight into what matters for them, helping us set priorities and develop solutions.
Members chose how involved they want to be from just ‘informed’ to working with our experts to develop new ways of delivering services which work for local people and deliver improved outcomes.
Visit one of our local panels
Panels in Essex, North Kent and West Lancashire are due to launch soon.
How does it work?
The Citizens’ Panel works around people’s lives – offering everyone the chance to join up, find out what’s happening and make decisions about how involved to get. Members pick from being ‘informed’, ‘asked’ or ‘involved’ and tell us those areas of the service they’re interested in – and our panel gets in touch with opportunities to get involved and news updates on a regular basis based on those preferences.
Members can log in to our online preference centre at any time to change their level of involvement, their interests or to leave the panel completely if it’s not working for them. If you’re not a member, you can still tell us what you think and take part in most projects – you’ll find details on the relevant link above.
How do you engage nationally?
From time to time, we’ll work with all of the Citizens’ Panels across the country to talk about national projects – but in the most part, we’re interested in speaking to local people about what works for them and people like them.
Will you launch a Citizens’ Panel near me?
We launch Citizens’ Panels in most areas where we deliver services, but sometimes we engage with local people via other groups which our commissioners or the local authority has set up.
You can see details of all of the services we deliver in ‘Find a service’.