Senate Council

Senate Council is the multi-professional ‘steering group’ of Clinical Senate, led by an independently appointed chair Dr Bernard Brett

One of the key principles of the Clinical Senate is its independence and its members’ ability to act independently. Appointed members are recruited on their personal credibility and experience in their particular profession, they are not appointed to represent their organisations or professional bodies. 

Appointment is carried out through a fair and transparent process and overseen by the NHS England area team medical director with professional input as appropriate. Members are appointed for a mix of two to three years to ensure continuity.

Senate Council members all complete a ‘declaration of interests’ form in order to be transparent about any potential conflict of interest.

More information about Senate Council and how it operates can be found in the ‘Terms of reference and conduct of business’ documents here

Managing conflicts of interest policy and copies of declarations of interest can also be found here

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