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Senate Council Meeting: Capturing beneficial changes from the COVID 19 response

The SW Clinical Senate learned a lot from its experiences with virtual meetings and events during the global pandemic.

The South West Clinical Senate Citizens’ Assembly has come a long way since its inception in 2014.

South West Clinical Senate Assembly

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The Clinical Senate's purpose is to collaborate with commissioners in order to outline the best possible setups for services, all in the pursuit of providing high-quality, long-lasting healthcare. To accomplish this, we create inquiries related to specific service areas, and these questions are deliberated upon during Senate Council meetings. Through this process, the Clinical Senate aspires to become a valuable ally, offering essential insights and guidance to the entire healthcare system.

Advice for Commissioners

Advice for Commissioners

Giving Clinical Input

Giving Clinical Input

Public & Patient Involvement

Public & Patient Involvement

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Latest News and Work from the Senate

South West Clinical Senate. Complex Spinal Surgery Referral Pathways Review (June 2016)

The Clinical Senate conducted an independent clinical review of complex spinal surgery referral pathways at North Bristol NHS Trust and Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust at the request of the Specialised…
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Supporting and Developing the South West STPs

Output from the South West Clinical Senate meeting on 19th May 2016 about supporting and developing the STP plans for the South West footprints. The question: “Will the 6 South…
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Clinical Senate Digital Healthcare Conference (2016)

Join us at the Clinical Senate Digital Healthcare Conference, a bespoke regional event considering opportunities for patients in the South West as a result of digital innovation. A mainstay of…
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Kevin Dixon – New Chair of the Citizens’ Assembly

Kevin Dixon has taken on the role as Chair of the Citizens’ Assembly.   Kevin is the Chair of Healthwatch Torbay. He became involved with health and social care as a…
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South West Clinical Senate. Mental Health Services Configuration (Nov 2015)

As seen through the experience of service users and their family/carers is the current provision of mental health services and their configuration appropriate? How and where should services best be…
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South West Clinical Senate. Surgical Interventions with Limited Benefit (Jan 2016)

The question: It is recognised that currently in some circumstances, surgical treatments with limited benefit might be delivered to patients whereas there are greater limitations in the use of drug/medicine…
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About South West Clinical Senate

The Clinical Senate plays a crucial role in collaborating with commissioners to define the best possible service setups that ensure high quality, long-lasting healthcare services. To achieve this, they raise pertinent questions regarding specific service domains, which are deliberated upon in Senate Council meetings. Through this approach, the Clinical Senate aims to become a valuable advisor and supporter of the entire healthcare system.

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