Get Involved


Did you know you can get involved in developing and improving health services in mid Essex?

We aspire to be a CCG that involves you in everything we do – from planning and commissioning (buying) services to developing our plans for future healthcare.

We can only do this with your help – by listening to you on a regular basis; by asking you for your experiences and feedback and by continuing to work alongside you to make sure services are the best they can be.

Your involvement is invaluable and there are lots of ways to participate in decision-making and have your say.

Join your local Patient Participation Group

Patient participation groups (PPGs) are made up of patients from an individual GP practice who meet on a regular basis. These group of volunteer patients have the aim of making sure the practice puts the patient and improving health at the heart of everything it does. Find out more. Find out more.

Join our Patient Reference Group

Our Parent Reference Group (PRG) is a group of community patient champions that meet bi-monthly to discuss our plans to ensure the patient voice plays a key role in our decision-making. Find out more.

Sign up to our Live Well Network

Our Live Well Network is a virtual group of patients, public and voluntary groups who are interested in getting more involved in how services are planned and designed but would prefer to stay at an arm’s length.

Join the conversation on social media

Social media provides a quick and easy route to ask questions and to find out up-to-date news and information. We often run campaigns where we are asking for your views about new or existing services or asking for feedback about your experiences.


Tell us your story

One way that you can get involved is by taking part in our ‘Patient Story Programme’ and telling us about an account of an event or episode of care that you’ve experienced. Find out more.

Connect with Healthwatch Essex

Healthwatch Essex is the local, independent consumer champion for health and social care. By sharing your experiences and ideas with Healthwatch, you can influence the way services are run. Find out more.

For more information on how you can get involved or to help shape health commissioning in mid Essex, please contact our communications and engagement team