The Clinical Senate is now regularly providing clinical review for CCGs in the South West. Read the below testiment about the value of early engagement with the Senate:
“We welcomed the early opportunity to discuss our model for urgent and emergency care services in Gloucestershire with members of the senate in advance of launching our local engagement process.
This provided us with the opportunity to engage directly with Clinical Senate members on the key areas they would be seeking assurance upon, as well receiving some constructive challenge on our clinical case for change.
In addition the senate also provided some helpful feedback on our public engagement materials and the next stages in the process.
All of the feedback we received was both helpful and constructive.”
Mark Walkinsgshaw, Deputy Accountable Officer/Director of Commissioning, NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
“Wiltshire CCG was pleased to share a new community rehab support initiative to reduce delayed transfers of care from our acute hospitals. The Senate provided a very helpful and supportive review challenge to our proposals and gave us a further insight to the issues we needed to consider. Consequently, we have modified our implementation plan on reflection of those comments and helpful suggestions and now consider the initiative is more robust because of this review”.
Ted Wilson Community and Joint Commissioning Director and Group Director – N&E Wiltshire Group