Northern England Clinical Senate

Senate Advice & Decisions

On this page are the topic decisions and other published documents produced by the Senate for advice and information.

Case Study 1 – April 2015
Together for a Healthier Future West, North and East Cumbria Review – part 2
As follow up to the first report to Cumbria CCG on their Together for A Healthier Future programme, the Northern England Clinical Senate were asked to help the development of a second set of high risk clinical pathways in North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust (NCUHT).  The senate was asked to give assurance on the pathways for acute stroke, transfer of deteriorating patients and Paediatrics providing external challenge and checks in the system to ensure that the proposals that are developed are clinically robust.
Completed July 2015
A copy of the Report can be found here

Case Study 2 – May 2015
Greater Manchester: Healthier Together post-consultation review
The Northern England Clinical Senate led a pan-North of England clinical senate (of which there are four) assessment of the Healthier Together programme proposals for new models of care across Greater Manchester. This clinical review provided independent clinical advice to the CCGs of Greater Manchester’s Committees in Common to support decision making and made recommendations for consideration in implementation.
Completed June 2015
A copy of the Report can be found here

Case Study 3 – February 2016 
Deciding Together: Mental Health Inpatient and Older Peoples Services across Newcastle and Gateshead 
Newcastle-Gateshead CCG had developed a range of clinical scenarios for mental health service configuration as part of their Deciding Together programme. These clinical scenarios formed the basis of a formal statutory 12 week public consultation process and the CCG approached the Northern England Clinical Senate to ask for an independent review of these clinical scenarios to help provide assurance to their programme board and governing body as they progress towards final decision-making.
Completed May 2016 
A copy of the Report can be found here

Case Study 4 – April 2016
Independent Review of Hartlepool Assisted Reproduction Unit
Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees CCG sought Northern England Clinical Senate support in undertaking an independent review of the reasons behind the announced closure of the Hartlepool Assisted Reproduction Unit (part of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust). The Unit was closed at short notice, the local authority had secured a High Court Injunction to force the re-opening of the ARU until a review of potential future options (informed by the findings of the Clinical Senate),
and a full public consultation had taken place.
Completed June 2016
A copy of the Report can be found here

Case Study 5 – January 2016 
North Tyneside CCG Urgent Care Review
North Tyneside CCG were asked by NHS England to seek additional clinical support from the Northern England Clinical Senate to develop their clinical model for Urgent Care following the formal Stage 2 Assurance Review of the CCGs initial proposals which found that further work needed to be undertaken before any new model could be implemented. The Northern England Clinical Senate identified a panel of clinical experts whose advice and comments helped strengthen the proposals to meet the NHS England assurance requirements.
Completed June 2016

Other published documents:
North Cumbria Services Review – Phase 1
Paediatric Model of Care at Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital
Durham Dales Paramedic Skill Mix Review