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Senate Assembly

We are currently taking applications to join the Clinical Senate Assembly. If you are interested in becoming a Clinical Senate Assembly member please complete and submit the application form below.


Regional health and social care professionals of Consultant level or equivalent can apply to become Senate Assembly Members via an online application. These must be approved by the Senate Chair and the Senate management team. Senior non-clinical managers can be co-opted onto the Senate Assembly by existing members of the Senate Council or Senate management team. There is currently no cap to the number of Senate Assembly members.

The Clinical Senate Council draws its membership from the Clinical Senate Assembly. The Clinical Senate Assembly will meet 1-2 times per year to contribute to the work programme for the following year. Current Senate Council Members were appointed from December 2015 for one, two or three years at their discretion. New members will be elected to join the Senate Council from the Senate Assembly using a phased approach in order to retain and handover expertise, aiming for complete renewal of the Senate Council over a three year period.

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The Clinical Senate Assembly is a diverse multi-disciplinary collective providing the Clinical Senate Council with access to professionals with a wide range of experience and ability from across the South West. Membership encompasses the ‘pre-conception to death’ spectrum of care across all health and social care settings.

If you are interested in joining the South West Clinical Senate Assembly click here

Angela Abbott HEE SW Podiatry Workforce Action Plan Project Lead
Chris Anderson Consultant Paediatrician~Regional Chair Diabetes Network
Martin Ansell Associate Medical Director
Abbie Aplin RCM Regional Head South
Sally Arnold-Jones Clinical Development Manager
Graham Bamforth Physiotherapy Professional Lead
Teresa Barrett Social Worker
Kathryn Bateman Consultant
Mary Baulch Deputy Divisional Nurse Women and Children
Linda Bedford Consultant Radiographer
Jeremy Bewley Consultant IC~Anaesthesia/UK Intensive Care Society Council
Christine Blanshard Medical Director Salisbury NHSFT
Clare Boobyer-Jones Director of Allied Health and Psychology Professions
Rachel Botell Rehabilitation Medicine Consultant
Marcus Bradley Consultant Neuroradiologist
Marcus Brooks Consultant Vascular Surgeon
Sandra Burns Nurse Assessor
Christopher Burton Chair of BNSSG Stroke Board
Jonathan Campbell Associate Director of Pharmacy
Val Clark Clinical lead Wiltshire IAPT and Banes Talking Therapies
Jacqui Clinch Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist
Catherine Collin Clinical Psychologist
Sarah Cooper Chief Cardiac Scientist
Ingrid Cozma Consultant Orthodontist
Matthew Cramp Consultant Gastroenterologist
Ian Currie Consultant Surgeon
Malcolm Dalrymple-Hay Consultant Surgeon
Leilah Dare Consultant in Emergency Medicine
Peter Davis Consultant Paediatric Intensivist
Geraint Day Regional Co-ordinator
Eddie Doyle Consultant Ophthalmologist and Clinical Director
Robert Dyer Medical Director
Claire Edgar Director of Adult MH Operations
Sean Elyan Consultant Oncologist
Richard Eyre Consultant Psychiatrist
Paul Eyres Vascular Surgeon
Tara Fleming Consultant Geriatrician
Liz Farrington Consultant Nurse
Daniel Flannigan Consultant Physician
Ed Ford GP and CCG Chair
James Fraser Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care
Sanjay Gandhi Professor of Radiology
Joanna Garrett Patient Safety Improvement Officer
Greg Garrett Clinical Lead for Rapid Response
Katrina Glaister Quality Directorate Facilitator
Dorothy Goddard Consultant Breast Radiologist
Claire Gorzanski Head of Clinical Effectiveness
Samir Guglani Consultant Clinical Oncologist, GHT Director
Steve Hams Director of Quality and Chief Nurse
Sian Harris Consultant Paediatrician
Tim Harrower Consultant Neurologist
Ulrike Harrower Consultant in Population Healthcare and PH
Helen Harvey Clinical Manager, Prosthetics & Orthotics
Jonathan Haynes Consultant Psychiatrist
Sean Hegarty Clinical (Paramedic) Advisor
Andrew Hollowood Consultant Surgeon H & N
John Hyslop Radiologist
Stephen Iles Consultant Physician
Carol Inward Paediatric Nephrologist
Sarah Jackson Consultant Geriatrician
Sally Jarmain Mental Health Nurse
Nevila Kallfa Consultant in Public Health
Joanna Kasznia-Brown Consultant Radiolologist
Phil Keeling Consultant Cardiologist
Umraz Khan Plastic Surgeon
Adam Kimble T&O~General Surgery Lead
Richard Krysztopik General Surgeon
Richard Laugharne Consultant Psychiatrist/td>
Michael Lennox CEO Somerset LPC/td>
Dhushy Mahendran Consultant Obstretrician
Michael McGibbon Consultant Obstretrician
John McGrath Urological Surgeon
Brendan Mclean Consultant Neurologist
Priyanka Mehta Consultant Haematologist
Sheila Meldrum Chief Nurse & Deputy Chief Executive
Nicholas Michell Consultant Gastroenterologist
Jane Mitchell Physiotherapist/AHP
Nicholas Michell Consultant Gastroenterologist
Teresa Middleton Deputy Director of Quality
Martin Moody Consultant Urological Surgeon
Dawn Morrall Maternity
Stephen Morris Clinical Lead at the Bristol Paediatric Spine Service
Maria Morris Clinical Team Lead
Stephen Morris Clinical Lead at the Bristol Paediatric Spine Service
Vivien Mortimore Head of Midwifery Services
Debesh Mukherjee Consultant Geriatrician
Jonathan Mutimer Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon
Carolyn Nation Head of Countywide Community Services
Andy Nevill Consultant Clinical Scientist
Louise Newell Consultant Dermatologist
David Newhall Consultant Anaesthetist
Claire Oatway GP
Mark Pietroni Director of Public Health
Elizabeth Price Consultant Rheumatologist
Jackie Pridham Clinical Psychologist
Steve Pritchard Clinical Psychologist
Steve Pritchard Physiotherapist
Ananthakrishnan Raghuram Consultant Respiritory Physician
Emma Redfern Consultant in Emergency Medicine
Ann Remmers WEAHSN
Sandra Richards Maternity Transformation Midwife for BSW LMS
Zoe Ridgeway Consultant Anaesthetist
Genevieve Robson/td> Consultant Geriatrician
Gina Sargeant Head of Therapies, Lead AHP, CSO & CCIO
Mark Scheepers Consultant Psychiatrist
Mark Selman GP
Adam Smith-Collins Consultant Neonatologist
Jasmeet Soar Consultant Intensive Care Medicine & Anaesthesia
Jon Standing Director of Pharmacy and Accountable Officer for Controlled Drugs
Deborah Stevens Medical Director
Carrie St John Wright GP Student Services, Univ of Bristol
Rehan Symonds GP
Alison Tavare GP
Myles Taylor Consultant Obstretrician & Gynaecologist
Matthew Thorpe Consultant Paediatrician
Anthony Timoney Consultant Urological Surgeon
Elizabeth Toy Consultant Clinical Oncologist
Mark Turner Consultant Cardiologist
Chalil Vinod Associate Specialist in Spinal Treatment
Mark Vipond Consultant UGI Surgeon
Emma Waller Pharmacist
Joanne Watson Clinical Director of Women’s & Children’s Services
Daniel Webster Clinical Lead Dorset LMS
Richard Welbourn Consultant Surgeon
Tim Wells Clinical Lead Cardiology
Susan Wensley Consultant Care of the Elderly
Rob White GP
Sarah White Consultant Geriatrician
Peter Whitfield Consultant Neurosurgeon
Crispin Wigfield Consultant Neurosergeon
Elizabeth Wilkinson Consultant Opthamologist
Margaret Willcox Chair, Social Care
Daniel Williams Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Claire Williamson Head of Psychological Therapies
Dom Williamson Consultant in Emergency Medicine
Barbara Williams-Yesson Head of Nursing
Jenny Winslade Chief Nursing Officer
Jane Woods Head Orthoptist
Bill Gillespie Co-opted/CEO Wessex AHSN

The Senate Assembly is a diverse multi-disciplinary professional collective providing the Senate Council with access to experts with a wide range of experience and ability from across the South West.

Membership will encompass the ‘pre-conception to death’ spectrum of care across all health and social care settings. Members will be expected to decouple institutional obligations from their advisory role on the Senate. In order to be effective and credible, the Assembly membership will be geographically representative, multi-professional and span a variety of different organisation types.

The Senate work plan will inevitably require it to seek advice and views from individuals who are not assembly members. In doing so, it will ensure appropriate stakeholder consultation including where appropriate, the views of Royal Colleges and other professional organisations.

Senate Council membership will be drawn from the Senate Assembly. Senate Assembly members not on the Council will not usually attend Senate Council meetings unless they are presenting evidence.

Senate Council membership will be drawn from the Senate Assembly. Senate Assembly members not on the Council will not usually attend Senate Council meetings unless they are presenting evidence.

The key function of the Senate Assembly is to:

  • Provide evidence on questions being addressed by the Council.
  • Provide wide ranging knowledge and expertise the Senate Council can draw on.
  • Champion the role of the Clinical Senate.
  • Help to set the annual work plan for the Senate Council and propose potential topics and or/questions that commissioners may wish to put forward.
  • Agree the selection process of members to the Senate Council.

The Senate Assembly will convene at least once a year. This event will cover issues including future priorities as well as offering continuing profession development opportunities.

How to get involved

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Clinical Senate Assembly click here