The Public Engagement Group meets four times a year and includes Surrey Heath CCG staff, Surrey County Council staff, local community groups and community representatives that have a real interest in local health and adult social care services, and the NHS in general. The Public Engagement Group act as the public voice, ensuring NHS Surrey Heath CCG and the Adult Social Care services of Surrey County Council listen to a range of views that truly reflect what the local population want and need.

The group works collaboratively to ensure everyone has the opportunity to play an important part in helping to make real, constructive changes in influencing the delivery of local health and adult social care services. The main aims of the group is to:

  • Contribute towards the planning, design and assessment of local health and adult social care services
  • Engage with the wider community
  • Listen to views and use the feedback to inform decision making
  • Report back to the group on how the organisations have acted on their views
  • Improve public participation and engagement