Bulletin_Yorkshire and the Humber Clinical Senate @yhsenate #pancreaticcancer #diabetes #vascular

Welcome to the bulletin designed to provide you with news from the Yorkshire and the Humber Clinical Senate.  The Senate provides free and full independent clinical advice on service change proposals. These are quarterly bulletins and previous issues can be found on our website.

Update on Reviews
Since our last e- bulletin we have published the following reviews.  The full reports can be found on our website

  • Urgent Care Case for Change for East Riding of Yorkshire CCG
  • Pancreatic Cancer Services for Yorkshire and the Humber Specialised Commissioning
  • Vascular Services Review (part 2) for Yorkshire and the Humber Specialised Commissioning

We have completed work on the following reviews and hope to be able to publish the report shortly:

  • Better Health Programme in Durham, Darlington and Tees  – a complex and wide reaching programme of service change.
  • Diabetes Service Model for the Bradford Provider Alliance – an innovative model for diabetes care

Currently we are working on 2 reviews which we expect to complete in early April.

  • Pancreatic Cancer Services Review (part 2) for Yorkshire and the Humber (Specialised Commissioning)
  • Hyper Acute Stroke Services Case for Change for the West Yorkshire and Harrogate CCGs

We also have members of our Council working on the following reviews in other parts of the country.

  • West Cumbria Review – Maternity and Paediatrics
  • Northumberland Midwifery Led Units

Please contact us if you would like to discuss any of this work

Commissioner Feedback

Alongside our published reports we also produce a summary Case Study which you can find on our website. Commissioners continue to find our input very helpful.  Their testimonies include

Please contact us if you would like to discuss working with us.

New Appointments to the Council and Assembly

We have had some movement in our Council membership and sadly Christine Beever, one of our patient representatives, Jane Hawkins, Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Clinical Neuropsychologist and Ben Wyatt, GP have stepped down from their positions.  We will be recruiting to the clinical gaps shortly and we are very pleased to welcome Stephen Elsmere and Peter Allen as our 2 new citizen members.

Following our recruitment campaign we are pleased to welcome 9 new members to our Assembly.  These are:

Dr Iain Chalmers, GP & Cancer Lead
Chris Drake, Senior Specialist MSK Physiotherapist
Dr Heshan Panditaratne, Clinical Director – Radiology
Professor Derek Burke, Medical Director & Consultant in Emergency Paediatric Medicine
Dr Anne Worrall-Davies, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Stephane Bastone, Experts Team Development Lead & Specialist Continence Nurse
Dr Nabeel Alsindi, GP & Clinical Lead for Primary Care and Long Term Conditions
Beverley Foster, Radiography Lecturer
Steve Holding, Consultant Clinical Scientist – Immunology

The opportunity to join our Assembly always remains open and the recruitment details can be found on our website.

We are also currently recruiting for new lay members for our Assembly with adverts in the Yorkshire Post, Wakefield Express, Metro and Evening Post.  You can find the advert on our website.  Lay members of Trusts and CCGs may be interested in this opportunity.

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