The North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group was statutorily abolished on the 1 July 2022 and replaced by NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board (ICB).
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As outlined in the Communications and Public Involvement Strategy, the CCG's activity with its patients, members of the public and other stakeholders is guided by a number of key principles, all of which demonstrate that the CCG is working in the following ways: 


The CCG will show respect for the local population, avoid stereotyping and acknowledge the different needs of people from all backgrounds and walks of life.

Developed in partnership

The CCG's work will be shared openly to ensure it gets the widest possible feedback and creates the strongest possible plans.

Clear and professional

The CCG will show pride, authority and inclusivity in everything it does.


The CCG will portray its work and current activities in a way that is current and up-to-date, reflecting how the communities we work for prefer to receive their information


The CCG will, wherever possible, go to where people are rather than expect them to come to us.


The CCG will share information in ways that are easily understandable for local people.


The CCG will avoid sharing misleading information or making false promises, and will always be honest with local people.


The CCG will show that its budgets have been used wisely.


The CCG's communications will be in line with the organisation's visions and values, as well as those of the wider NHS.


The CCG will always listen to, and take on board, the views of the people it serves.

Open to change

The CCG will not be afraid to apologise or make a change when things have gone wrong.


The CCG will react quickly and fully to queries and questions raised by partner organisations, GP practices, patients and the public.

To help us ensure that we consult a true representative sample of our region, we ask all attendees at public involvement events to complete this monitoring form. From this we learn which groups we still need to engage with in order to seek their views on the community's health and care services. 

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