Thanks to our membership of professionals, patients and the public from a wide range of differing specialisms we are able to provide high quality independent clinical advice on proposals for service changes in health and social care. We are pleased to be able to offer two main services:
• The provision of independent clinical advice, opinion and expertise in the development phase of service transformation / change
• The provision of a formal clinical review of service change proposals at one of two points in the process:
a) Prior to public consultation
b) Post-public consultation but prior to decision-making
During this year we have:
• worked on 7 reviews in Yorkshire and the Humber.
• contributed to 4 other reviews nationwide
REVIEW OF THE PONTEFRACT MIDWIFERY LED UNIT PART 1 & PART 2 FOR WAKEFIELD CCG
In the Part 1 review, the Senate was asked to inform the development of the options for the Midwifery Led Unit in Pontefract. Part 2 of the review focused on advising on the commissioners preferred model for the service.
REVIEW OF THE AORTIC DISSECTION ROTA FOR YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER SPECIALISED COMMISSIONERS
The Senate was asked to consider a proposal for the Acute Aortic Dissection service across Yorkshire and the Humber to be delivered through a region wide rota with one hospital, with a specialist surgeon on call, taking all patients with aortic dissection.
REVIEW OF THE FRIARAGE HOSPITAL PART 2 FOR HAMBLETON, RICHMOND & WHITBY CCG
Following the Senate review in February 2019 we were asked to re-engage with this work to advise on whether the final proposals put forward on acute services would provide a sustainable future for the Friarage Hospital.
REVIEW OF MECHANICAL THROMBECTOMY FOR YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER SPECIALISED COMMISSIONING
The Senate was asked to provide advice on the suitability of a regional Mechanical Thrombectomy (MT) service, delivered by each of the three MT centres (Hull, Leeds & Sheffield), on a one in three rotational basis, as an interim solution to enable the MT service to be extended to weekend days.
REVIEW OF ACUTE SERVICES AT SCARBOROUGH HOSPITAL FOR THE HUMBER COAST & VALE CARE PARTNERSHIP
The Senate was invited to advise on the developing clinical models for the key specialty areas of urology, maternity and paediatrics but with reference to the proposed ED/acute medicine and general surgery services.
REVIEW OF HUMBER ACUTE SERVICES FOR THE HUMBER COAST & VALE CARE PARTNERSHIP
This review encompassed acute hospital services at the five hospitals within the Humber area including urgent and emergency care, acute assessment, inpatient and critical care, maternity and paediatrics and planned care. The Senate was invited early in the development of the proposals to advise on the clinical models and inform the development of the final range of options.
YORKSHIRE AND HUMBER CLINICAL SENATE REVIEWS NATIONWIDE
The 11 Clinical Senates across England work closely together sharing clinical experts for reviews to ensure that there is the right mix of clinical disciplines across a review panel who have no conflict of interest with the subject in question.
9 members of our Council and our Assembly have also contributed to the following reviews across England:
Rothbury Community Hospital Inpatient Care for the Northern Senate
Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland Community Health Services for the East Midlands Senate
North Mersey Stroke Review for the North West Senate
Gloucestershire Centres of Excellence for the South West Senate