Senate Council

The Clinical Senate Council is the ‘steering group’ of the Clinical Senate, led by the Clinical Senate Chair, Dr Sally Pearson, and consisting of a core membership of senior health and social care leaders, clinical experts and patient and public representatives. As far as possible, the selection of Clinical Senate Council members will be geographically and professionally distributed.

The Clinical Senate Council will take an overview of the strategic direction and business of the Clinical Senate by;

  • Agreeing the Terms of Reference for the Clinical Senate
  • Developing and publishing a set of principles and values that guide the Clinical Senate
  • Being responsible for the formulation and provision of independent advice to commissioners
  • Agreeing the key priorities for the Clinical Senate in consultation with the health and social care system


Secretariat Role
Tariq White Assistant Director of Transformation and Outcomes
Caroline Gamlin Area Team Medical Director
Ellie Devine Clinical Senate Manager
Sarah Redka Clinical Senate Support Officer
vacancy Clinical Senate Administrator
Standing members
Phil Yates Chair
David Halpin Vice Chair
Debbie Stark Public Health Consultant
Kevin Dixon Citizens' Asssembly Chair
Simon Mathias Citizens' Asssembly Deputy Chair
Vaughan Lewis Clinical Director, Specialised Commissioning
Margaret Willcox Chair or ADASS
Core members
Speciality Medicine
Andria Merrison Consultant Neurologist
Nicholas Kennedy Consultant Anaesthetist and Intensivist
Andrew Tometzki Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist
Peter Rowe Consultant Nephrologist
Paul Eyers Vascular Surgeon
Ceri Hughes Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon
Benedict Lankester Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon and Clincial Director
Joanna Kasznia-Brown Consultant Radiologist
Emergency Medicine/Surgery
Katie Cross Consultant General Surgeon
Primary Care
Mary Backhouse GP and Chief Clnical Officer
Ambulance Services
David Partlow Clinical Development Manager
Mental Health
Paul Winterbottom Consultant Psychiatrist
Philip Rolland Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist
Care of Older People
Sara Evans Consultant Geriatrician
William Hubbard Consultant Physiologist and Cardiologist
Marion Andrews-Evans Executive Nurse
Jenny Winslade
Chief Nursing Officer
Jane Mitchell  Professional Lead for Physiotherapy
Public Health
Bruce Laurence
 Director of Public Health
Debbie Stark Public Health Healthcare Consultant
Medical Scientist
Diane Crawford Lead Scientist and Director of Medical Physics
Ann Remmers
 Maternity and Children's Clinical Director
Mark Stone Pharmacist Consultant and Devon LPC Lead
Bettina Kleuttgens  Director of Patient Safety
Clinical Strategy
Sally Pearson Director of Clinical Strategy