Welcome to the bulletin designed to provide you with news from the Yorkshire and the Humber Clinical Senate. The Senate provides independent clinical advice across Yorkshire and the Humber on aspects of care where there is the potential to improve quality and outcomes. These are quarterly bulletins and previous issues can be found on ourwebsite.

Current Work


The Senate was asked to look at the 2nd checkpoint submission of the 3 Sustainability and Transformation Plans for Yorkshire and the Humber. We were asked to focus on:
•The coherence of the individual STPs
•Whether the STPs would work across a Yorkshire and the Humber footprint
•What proposals we recommend are taken forward at a Yorkshire and the Humber level.

Our comments have been submitted to NHS England and we are looking forward to working further on these as the plans develop.

Urgent Care Case for Change for East Riding of Yorkshire CCGWe are pleased to be working with East Riding of Yorkshire CCG on their Case for Change for Urgent care focusing on the clinical evidence base they present and the issues they need to consider as they move forward to the development of options for the service.

Working Together – Non Specialized Children’s Surgery

The Senate has been asked to provide informal feedback on the potential options and impact for redesigning children’s surgical services across South and Mid Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire prior to the public consultation. This builds upon the work we have previously undertaken with these commissioners on the case for change and service specification for this service.

Working Together – Hyper Acute Stroke Services

The Senate is providing formal feedback to commissioners on the options they are considering for the long term provision of Hyper Acute Stroke Services within South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire prior to their public consultation. This again is building upon our previous advice on their case for change and the Yorkshire and the Humber blueprint for hyper acute stroke services.

In both of these pieces of work for Working Together commissioners our focus is on whether the clinical evidence base supports the options that are being considered for service change and the issues or concerns that need to be addressed in the next stages.

Planned Work

We are pleased to be working with commissioners for the Better Health project in Durham, Darlington and Tees. We have provided them with initial feedback on their proposals to transform their community and hospital services and will be working with them closely in October/ November in providing formal clinical review of their service model.

We are also looking forward to working again with specialized commissioners on vascular services. In this next stage of work we will review the options they are considering for the reconfiguration of vascular services across Yorkshire and the Humber. We hope to commence this next stage of our work with them in September and October.

New Reports on the Website

Since our last bulletin we are pleased to have completed the review of the Yorkshire and the Humber blueprint for stroke services and added the report to our website. Our initial work with the Better Health programme is not yet in the public domain.

Management Support for the Senate

Jo Poole has now returned to the Senate in her role as Senate Manager. If you would like the Senate to work with you on any of your proposals please contact joanne.poole1@nhs.net

Joining the Senate Assembly

The opportunity to join the Assembly remains open. It is a great opportunity to be involved in a range of strategic reviews across the Yorkshire and Humber geography. If you are interested you can follow the simple application process through our website

Contact us

Don’t forget that you can follow us on Twitter: @yhsenate and our website http://www.yhsenate.nhs.uk contains all our work and public Council papers.


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