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Folder Public Consultations & Engagement

We want to involve you - our patients and the local population - in the decisions we need to make about developing and commissioning (buying) the right healthcare.

One of the ways we do this is through ongoing and planned engagement. This is when the CCG will actively seek to involve patients and the public in discussions about changes to services and what is needed for future care.

We also, when looking at substantial changes to local NHS services, will carry out formal public consultation to gather views and opinions on proposals for change and will report on the outcomes of feedback during consultation before making decisions around change.

Formal Consultations 

  1. The five clinical commissioning groups in mid and south Essex are currently running a public consultation on outline plans for the future of health and care services. For more information click here

  2. NHS England is currently runnning a public consultation on prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ products such as dandruff shampoo and drops for tired eyes, freeing-up up to £136 million to expand other treatments for major conditions such as cancer and mental health problems. For more information click here

Public Engagement

We are currently have no formal public engagement programmes running. 

Past Consultations / Public Engagement

You can explore our work on previous consultations and public engagement programmes by selecting one of the categories below.


Folder A new approach to immediate care - what's your view? (August 2014)
Folder A proposed change in policy for specialist fertility services (June 2014)
Folder Home First - your future care at home and in the community (October 2017)
Folder NE Mental Health Joint Commissioning Strategy
Folder NHS Continuing Healthcare Consultation (May 2015)
Folder Obesity services - what's your view? (January 2015)
Folder Primary Care Co-Commissioning (May 2014)
Folder The way ahead - our five-year and two-year financial recovery plan (July 2014)
Folder Your views on proposed changes to healthcare in your area - (November 2015)