East Sussex Community Voice

Independent Person Panel

ESCV has an available pool of suitable staff and volunteers upon whom we can call to carry out the roles of both Independent Person, and of Review Panel Chair/Member to fulfil any independent lay role. For our Healthwatch contract we have successfully integrated our independent status to some challenging roles.
These include;
  • Independent chair of the Client and Carer Safeguarding Adults Board for East Sussex
  • Providing an Independent Lay Persons review for complaints in East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and developing a toolkit based on this review.
  • Delivering the Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE) annually, on behalf of NHS England
To support the delivery of our quality service, we ensure that all our panel of Independent Persons and Review Panel Members are suitably briefed and supported.  We regularly update of our panel of people on latest guidance and legislation, identification and implementation of any appropriate training, supervisory meetings and regular DBS checks in line with current guidance.

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