What is the Senate Assembly?

The Clinical Senate Assembly encompasses a wide range of clinical professions across the entire spectrum of NHS care, covering the five domains of the NHS Outcomes Framework.

Members may also be members of professional bodies, trade unions, the third sector or other bodies such as Public Health England or Health Education England.

The purpose of the Clinical Senate Assembly is to achieve broad stakeholder engagement in the work of the Wessex Clinical Senate and Networks. Its role is not a decision-making one although it could deliberate on high-level issues once they have been discussed by the Senate Council.

The Clinical Senate Assembly should be asked to comment on the Clinical Senate work plan and have an on-going role in identifying 'experts' in different specialties (e.g. acute, emergency care etc.) and in the formation of sub-groups around topics for future consideration of the Senate Council.