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Citizens’ Assembly

The South West Clinical Senate is committed to ensuring that patients, carers and family members, of all ages and backgrounds, are an integral part of our vision and active partners in our programme of work.

The Clinical Senate Citizens’ Assembly is made up of lay members with a strong interest in improving regional NHS services who will bring the public voice right to the heart of our work.

The role of the Citizens’ Assembly is:

  • To provide the wider Citizen (patient/carer/service user) voice to the Clinical Senate.
  • To consider issues of strategic importance raised by commissioners
  • To act as a peer support body for Citizen members of the Clinical Senate Council.
  • To link to the NHS England Citizen Assembly to provide a three-way communication channel for patient participation, ie locally, regionally and nationally.




Nominations to the Citizens’ Assembly are through your local Heathwatch or individuals who regularly link with local networks and community groups will also be considered.  You can find out more about the recruitment process in the terms of reference or contact the Senate Management Team via email to nominate someone or yourself.