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Citizens Group

Citizens Group logoOur Purpose

The Citizens Group is a citizen-led Group within Birmingham South Central Clinical Commissioning Group (BSC CCG), tasked with strengthening the relationship between commissioner and community. It seeks to put people and patients at the heart of the CCG's decision making through real time projects and accessible activities.

The Citizens Group seeks to:

  • Listen to and act upon patient voice
  • Ensure an 'experts by experience approach
  • Check and inform local delivery and the personal impact of commissioned services
  • Act as a focus for collaborative project work through community research
  • Challenge commissioning decisions and the engagement approach of the CCG
  • Provide evidence and assurance through creative engagement
  • Collect community intelligence over time and identify trends 

Core group members are:

  • Recruited from a Network area across the catchment of the CCG
  • A registered patient at a BSC practice or
  • Connected to neighbourhood or community groups within a Network area

The Citizens Group works to agree a prioritised work programme by consensus. When necessary a vote may be held amongst the core group, with the nominated Chair holding a casting vote.

The Chair of the Group is appointed by the core group members following a supported nomination (seconded by another core group member).

The work programme and activities of the group are supported by the Partnerships Team within Birmingham South Central Clinical Commissioning Group (BSC CCG).

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The engagement model

Interested in applying about health services?

Interested in applying about health services?

The Citizens Group is a citizen-led Group within Birmingham South Central Clinical Commissioning Group (BSC CCG), tasked with strengthening the relationship between commissioner and community. It seeks to put people and patients at the heart of the CCG's decision making through real time projects and accessible activities.

Download our application pack

Fancy a focus group?

Fancy a focus group?

Interested in health issues? Join a ‘snapshot’ focus group. Help us share future consultations and to feedback on current issues in health. Over the coming months we will be hosting some ‘snapshot’ focus groups and we need your input. Sessions will be for a maximum of two hours, held locally and we will provide you with lunch or refreshments. Sign up here and we will keep you posted on focus groups that we have coming up.

Download our snapshot info sheet

Want to talk?

Want to talk?

A simple drop- in at a community venue that allows citizens to explore issues informally with CCG staff and Partners. A mix of general feedback and specific themes. At least one a month. Rotated geographically across the five BSC networks. Linked to the commissioning Intentions themes across the year. Led by one member of the Partnerships Team. Join us for a coffee and a chat about tell us what you think about health services in Birmingham. Ideas Cafe’s are held at various locations across the City. Keep an eye on our website and Twitter page for more details @BSC_CCG Team members: Birmingham South Central

Download the Ideas Cafe leaflet

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Birmingham South Central CCG
Second floor, Bartholomew House
142 Hagley Road
Birmingham
B16 9PA

Tel. 0121 255 0700

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