**INVITATION FROM NHS ENGLAND** – NHS Citizen’s Assembly and AGMPosted: August 12, 2014
We would like to draw your attention to the NHS Citizen’s Assembly and the NHS England AGM in London on the Thursday 18th September 2014, (below is the invitation). The event will take place at the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre, Westminster, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London, SW1P 3EE.
NHS Citizen has been at the drawing board stage for over a year, and it is now time to get people together to see how an NHS Citizen Assembly Meeting will work in practice.
NHS Citizen allows members of the public to put forward their thoughts, concerns and vision for the future of the NHS. These ideas will then be discussed at the NHS Citizen Assembly Meeting, where Members of the Board of NHS England, NHS senior managers and members of the public will work together to shape the future of the NHS.
The day will contain lots of opportunities for patients, carers and members of the public to debate, deliberate and work together to explore solutions to issues important to health and well-being in England.
Since registration opened, we have had a huge interest, however we are keen to ensure that those that are the ‘hardest to hear’ are given the opportunity to attend and get involved.
The event will be driven by what is important to the patients and the public – you, a partner organisation, stakeholder or citizen could flag the issue by completing this google.doc form and submitting it to be published on the gather space. Throughout August we will be encouraging discussion on the flagged issues to highlight those with the greatest support, evidence and participation. Five issues will be selected in early September.
Further information on how to register for a place is here – Please note places are limited, to ensure we have voices from different age groups and areas of England we reserve the right to allocate places accordingly. Should you require any help with registering please phone either 0113 8248486 or 0113 825 1338.
If you require support to attend the event please contact Mary Newsome: firstname.lastname@example.org – 0113 825 1338 and we will discuss how we can help you. Please note that NHS England will only pay travel, expenses and accommodation for patients, carers and volunteers to attend the NHS Citizen Assembly, the NHS England Assembly which follows on from this is a public event and will not be covered by our expenses policy.
We do hope that you are able to spread the word and also join us for what will be an exciting and innovative day.
The NHS Citizen Team
0113 824 1338
Patient & Public Partnerships Account Manager
Directorate of Patient & Public Voice & Information