This group is responsible for the formulation and provision of our advice, working with the broader Senate Assembly. The Senate Council forms the core multi-disciplinary 'steering' group and is currently made up of 40 members from across our region. Our Council membership includes multi-professional clinicians; NHS commissioners and providers; clinical networks; public health and social care specialists; educationalists and third sector representatives.
Members are recruited based upon their credibility and experience in their particular professions. They are not appointed to represent their organisations or their professions, ensuring that impartiality remains one of the main strengths of the Senate.
The Council meets bi-monthly. Appointment of members is carried out through a fair and transparent process and overseen by The Senate Chair with professional input as appropriate. Members are initially appointed for two to three years but with opportunity for this tenure to be extended.
Our Senate Council Terms of Reference can be found here.