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London Ambulance Service Public and Patients Council

To help ensure we deliver the best possible care for our patients and their families, we work with a wide number of patient groups and charities to seek their advice and input into the decisions we make.

In June 2020, we launched the London Ambulance Service Public and Patients Council, which brings together a wide range of patients and the public representatives from across London at regular intervals to provide feedback on the care we provide and to help shape the way care is delivered.

The Council provides a voice for patients, the public and carers in the design, development and delivery of Trust services and advises on ways to gain broader engagement, as necessary.

Dame Christine Beasley
Dame Christine Beasley

The Council has 20 members and two co-chairs. An ‘interim’ chair – Dame Christine Beasley – was appointed in early 2020 to lead the establishment of the Council. Dame Christine was previously the Chief Nurse for England.

The current membership of the Council includes:

  • Carers Trust
  • Healthwatch Enfield
  • Healthwatch Haringey
  • Healthwatch Harrow
  • Healthwatch Havering
  • Healthwatch Merton
  • Healthwatch Sutton
  • London Clinical Senate
  • Samaritans
  • Southwark Health and Wellbeing Board
  • St John Ambulance
  • Terence Higgins Trust.

A report from each Council meeting will be presented to the Trust Board.

People who are interested in joining the Council should email: [email protected].