From Members:

"Exchanging ideas, hearing the views of professionals from outside my own clinical area and seeing the bigger NHS picture, either as part of a Panel or at a Senate development day, is invaluable."

"My Medical Director is fully supportive of my association with the Senate as excellent CPD.  I enjoy being involved at a strategic level and get much more out of participating than I put in."

"The Clinical Senate is a welcoming organisation, multidisciplinary and team-oriented, which takes the patient view seriously and positively. In return, the Expert by Experience learns a lot about the ways in which health and social care are managed across the region and the pressures and problems that they face."

"Joining the Senate provides an opportunity to continue to use the skills I developed both in the workplace and being a patient/carer."

 "I have found it to be a very congenial, collegiate experience and have tried to give a personal input which draws on my own lived experience, both outside the NHS environment and as a patient within it."

From Commissioning Organisations:

We feel that using the Clinical Senate added to the robustness of our entire process. It provided exactly the level of assurance and challenge that we were looking for.”

"We could not have progressed without this external clinical review of the model.  It gave it clinical credibility that no other review process could have done."

“We feel that this process has helped us make informed decisions about the best health outcomes for our population and would recommend this process to other colleagues.”

 "Thank you and the panel for a very good process and discussion.  We are incorporating your findings and recommendations into our work programme."

“The panel was well-constituted with members with the right subject expertise and also with a good understanding of the geographical challenges.”



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