To co-ordinate, challenge and consolidate the work of the Clinical Working Groups (CWGs) and provide recommendations to the Programme Board on pathways and clinical models that fulfil the aims of the programme.
To act as the key clinical forum for the programme as a whole and provide other groups, including the Commissioners Group with advice and information as necessary.
The key tasks are to:
Co-ordinate the output of the CWGs and develop a package of robust and clinically appropriate recommendations for south east midlands for the Programme Board and Clinical Implementation Group
Develop the core services that are to be delivered at all five hospitals
Understand the local proposals that are being developed by local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) with their partners and the potential impact on all stakeholders
Work closely with the commissioners' group to ensure that recommendations are in line with Commissioners' vision and principles
Regularly review progress against the communications and engagement plan and ensure this is kept on track
Regularly review progress against the programme plan and ensure this is kept on track
Understand and manage the risks and issues associated with the programme as it develops.
The final report of the Clinical Senate brings together the work of the Clinical Working Groups and includes a final set of recommendations for an overarching strategic clinical model for the South East Midlands.
Ed Neale, Medical Director, Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
Naeem Shaukat, Consultant Cardiologist, Chair of the Emergency/Urgent Care Clinical Working Group
Beryl Adler, Paediatric Consultant, Chair of the Children's Care Clinical Working Group
Christine Elwell, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Chair of the Cancer Care Clinical Working Group
Rob Hicks, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Chair of the Planned Care Clinical Working Group
Paul Wood, Consultant of Gynaecology & Obstetrics, Chair of the Maternity Care Clinical Working Group
Dr Monica Alabi, General Practitioner, Chair of the Long Term Conditions Clinical Working GRoup
Tony Halton, Director of Nursing, Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Stephen Conroy, Interim Director of Strategy and Service Development, Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
John Black, Medical Director, South Central Ambulance Service
Francis Ross, General Practitioner, Bedford Clinical Commissioning Group
Matthew Davies, General Practitioner, Nene Clinical Commissioning Group
Angela Hillery, Acting Director Community Services, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Steve Lowden, Chair of Patient and Public Advisory Group
Sue Frossell, Deputy Director of Public Health, Milton Keynes NHS
Simon Wood, Programme Director, Healthier Together Programme
Camilla Bashaarat, Associate Director of Communications and Engagement, Healthier Together Programme
Sue Stanley, Associate Programme Director, Healthier Together Programme
No hospitals will close. Northampton, Kettering, Milton Keynes, Luton & Dunstable and Bedford will all continue to provide most local services
All five hospitals will have an A&E and maternity service
Our first priority is safe, sustainable, high quality services
Our recommendations will be based on clinical evidence and local need