Greater Manchester Lancs & South Cumbria Senate


Welcome to our events page where you will find details of forthcoming North West Clinical Senates events.

Please click on the relevant event name to see further details and booking information.

You can also browse through our Events Calendar for more details of Clinical Senates events, as well as NWC Strategic Clinical Networks events.

Forthcoming Events

North West Clinical Senates Conference 2019

Monday 7th October 2019
9:30am - 4:00pm
Whittle Suite, Haydock Racecourse

Main Contact: Pamela Bailey

JOIN US AT THE:  North West Clinical Senates Annual Conference

Speakers include:

Bill McCarthy, Regional Director, NHSE/I
Implementing the NHS Long Term Plan in the North West 
Dr David Levy, Regional Medical Director, NHSE/I
Clinical Senates' Role in Clinical Leadership
Nicholas Duffin, Associate, The Consultation Institute
Consultation for Health and Care Service Transformation

Reflections on Clinical Senate Involvement

Hear personal views from a range of Clinicians, Commissioners and Patient Representations on how their involvement with Clinical Senates has benefitted themselves, patients and services.


Incorporated in the afternoon session are three workshops and you will get the opportunity to participate in two out of the three workshops:

  • Latest developments and best practice in working with patients and the public
  • Take part in a mock clinical review using a real case study
  • Hear about opportunities in the North West to help you develop your clinical leadership skills and experience



As well as our current Clinical Senate Council and Assembly members, we would like to extend an invite to Clinicians, Healthcare Professionals, CCG Commissioners and Health & Wellbeing Board colleagues who would like to learn more about becoming a member of or working with the North West Clnical Senates or Assembly.


Register for this event here



Past Events & Presentations:

Exploring Patient and Public Involvement

Tuesday 9th October 2018
12:00pm - 5:00pm



This PPI workshop, which will be open to Senate Council and Assembly members will be led by two of our valued members: Chris Joseph who sits on our NW Assembly and Ian Linford a C&M Council member.

Chris has a special interest in patient centred services; having extensive experience working in the NHS which includes both operational support and strategic oversight of Patient and Public Engagement and Involvement. Ian has worked across multiple organisational boundaries, including social care at a very senior level including Executive Directors and Leading Clinicians. As a result of this NHS service and experience he brings a wide ranging knowledge from design and commissioning of services to ultimate delivery and continued performance management.

The objectives are the workshop are to:

  • Equip attendees with the knowledge and understanding of why it is important to have effective and meaningful PPI in service change and transformation
  • Share good PPI practice from other areas and explore how it can be spread within the NW

  • Ensure attendees are equipped with the knowledge to critique PPI plans/practices for effectiveness – i.e. recognise “what good looks like” depending on the setting.

  • Ensure attendees are able to advise on where colleagues can access support and advice on building meaningful and effective PPI into their plans.

  • Develop a “checklist” for clinical senates to use when undertaking clinical reviews regarding PPI.

North West Senates - Clinical Review Masterclass

12pm-4.30pm, Monday 20th November 2017, Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Club

Attendees:  NW Senate Council & Assembly Members

Clinical Senates across England are increasingly undertaking Independent Clinical Reviews of CCG- and STP-led large scale service change and calling on both Senate Council and Assembly members within and outside its region to sit on the review panels.

Attending the masterclass will give you an understanding of the Clinical Review Process led by Senates, the value of sitting on a Clinical Panel, the mechanisms for inputting into different stages of clinical model development as well as equipping you to input into future panels.


STP / Senate Engagement Event

Friday 12th May 2017 - Venue: Premier Suite, Haydock Racecourse

Event Presentations:

International insight and and strategy consultancy Britian Thinks present the findings of their research exploring how to communicate with the public and NHS Staff about planned changes to local health systems, as set out in the STP's - Anastasia Knox, Research Director, Britian Thinks - click here

Campaigning in a political environment - John McTernan, Commentator & Political Strategist / Roger Davidson, Director of Engagement and Communications (Sustainability & Transformation), NHS England - click here