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Looking for Senior Health and Care Leaders to Join the SW Clinical Senate Council (Closing Date: 09.10.2022)

Some exciting opportunities have arisen in our South West Senate Council.

We are looking for senior health and social care leaders or clinicians with experience in working across boundaries at a national or regional level and who are actively involved in healthcare delivery to join the Clinical Senate Council. Our current vacancies are in the following areas/ roles: Allied Health Professional (non-therapy), diagnostic services, women’s health, nursing or midwifery, social care, care of older people, and mental health.

The South West Clinical Senate brings together a range of professionals to take an overview of heath and healthcare within the region and provide a source of strategic, independent advice and leadership on how services should be designed to provide the best overall care and outcomes for patients.

We provide this advice in response to requests from Commissioners and Providers of health and social care. We work with clinical experts from acute, community, and primary care, including input from social care and patient representatives.

The post is not remunerated. Senate Council members are responsible for the formulation and provision of our clinical advice. You will join a core multi-disciplinary steering group of around 48 clinicians from across health and social care and two Citizens’ Assembly representatives. The council meets 4-6 times a year and oversees all senate business. Members are appointed for one year, extendable by mutual agreement up to three years.

Members are recruited upon their credibility and experience in their professions. They are not appointed to represent their organisations or their professional bodies, ensuring that impartiality remains the fundamental strength of the senate.

Your fixed time commitment is the attendance of a minimum of 3 meetings per year. These are currently being held virtually but are likely to revert to face-to-face meetings as we come out of the pandemic. Your further time commitment is flexible depending upon your involvement in specific expert panels for individual reviews.

Key documents:

SW Senate Operating Principles August 2022 V1

Additional information about the activities of the South West Clinical Senate is available on this website.

If you would like further information, please contact Sally Pearson, Chair of the South West Clinical Senate at sally.pearson6@nhs.net, or Ajike Alli-Ameh, Head of South West Clinical Senate, at ajike.alliameh@nhs.net.

To apply for a position on the Clinical Senate Council, please complete the SW Senate Council application form 2022 Final V1 and return it to Trish Trim at patricia.trim@nhs.net by 25 September 2022.

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