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What is the Clinical Senate?


Twelve Clinical Senates were established across England in 2013 to bring together clinicians, health and care professionals, patient and citizen representatives and individuals from organisations involved in and associated with the commissioning and delivery of health and care within their respective area.

The role of Clinical Senate is to be a (free) source of independent, strategic clinical advice and guidance to health commissioners and other stakeholders to help them make the best decisions about healthcare for the populations they represent.

The East of England Clinical Senate comprises a Clinical Senate Council and a wider Clinical Senate Assembly.

The Clinical Senate Council is a small multi-professional steering group. This group co-ordinates and manages the Senate's business; it maintains a strategic overview across our region and is responsible for the formulation and provision of advice working with the broader Senate Assembly.

East of England Clinical Senate Assembly is a diverse multi-professional membership forum that provides senate council with ready access to experts from a broad range of health and care professions. Membership of the assembly encompasses the ‘birth to death’ spectrum of NHS care and includes patient and citizen representatives.

The 12 Clinical Senates across England recognise that some matters will impact across the geography of more than one Clinical Senate and are committed to working collaboratively. 

You can download a list of contacts for the other 11 Senates here.

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