How to be involved with the work of the ICB

Current consultations and engagements

There are currently no formal consultations.  However please read below for other opportunities for you to have your say, and keep checking back for any updates.

Hertfordshire and west Essex ICB Joint Forward Plan 

Your local NHS organisations are developing a plan to improve health services over the next five years – and we need your help.

The new five-year plan must set out how NHS services in Hertfordshire and west Essex will meet the health needs of our 1.6 million residents, delivering national NHS improvement targets on important issues like how quickly we diagnose illnesses, and how long people have to wait to be treated.   

Dr Jane Halpin, Chief Executive of the ICB, explained work to develop the plan: “We want to make sure that high quality NHS services are available when you need them, and to make sure that those services are designed around your needs, so that you have joined-up care. We also want to do more to support people to lead healthy lifestyles, so that fewer people become ill and more people can enjoy good health and wellbeing. It is important that we put resources and effort into improving the areas where you tell us they are most needed."

You can shape local NHS plans and priorities by completing a ten-minute survey which asks for your views on a number of different areas:

  • GP appointments
  • planned surgery
  • the support you would like from the NHS to live more healthily
  • mental health services
  • using technology to improve healthcare
  • your experience of being an unpaid carer
  • whether you have the information you need about your prescribed medicines
  • how the NHS can ensure that disadvantaged people get better healthcare.

What you tell us will be confidential. As a thank you for taking part in the survey, you can choose to enter a prize draw, with the chance to win one of ten £30 shopping vouchers. 

Take the joint forward plan survey or find out more here. The survey closes at midnight on Wednesday 15 March.