Designing our future: Join Epsom and St Helier’s People’s Panel
Following the launch of its People’s Panel in October, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust is excited to unveil the new People’s Panel logo, which was selected in the spirit in which the panel was formed – by patients and local people.
The new logo, which was selected from six logos and received 30% of the public vote, depicts two unique speech bubbles joined in the middle along with a rainbow of raised hands, and is designed to represent the voices of local people coming together.
The People’s Panel – the first of its kind for the Trust – aims to ensure future projects and programmes are co-designed with patients and local people. This could cover anything from improving how the Trust communicates with patients to the latest developments in the Building Your Future Hospitals programme (that’s the programme to build a brand new Specialist Emergency Care Hospital in Sutton and significantly improve Epsom and St Helier hospitals).
Sophie Bevan, Head of Patient Experience and Partnership, said: “Now we have a fantastic new logo for our People’s Panel, we want to once again ask patients and local people to join our People’s Panel and help shape our hospitals and community services, now and in the future. You’ll also be able to have your say on our plans to build a Specialist Emergency Care Hospital to look after our sickest patients and transform the existing buildings at Epsom and St Helier.
“In return we promise to listen to your feedback, tell you how it is being used to change or improve our plans and the services we provide, and continue to work with you on future projects.
"You can be involved in as much or as little as you like – members of our People's Panel will receive regular updates, be invited to attend panel meetings and more. The views of our local communities are crucially important to us, and we want to hear from you."
Joining the People’s Panel couldn’t be simpler, just fill in the online form at www.epsom-sthelier.nhs.uk/peoples-panel, or for more information or a hard copy membership form, email email@example.com.