Greater Manchester Lancs & South Cumbria Senate

Introducing the North West Clinical Senates support team

31st January 2017

We are pleased to introduce and welcome our newly appointed North West Clinical Senates' support team who took up their roles in January this year.

Caroline_Baines.jpgCaroline Baines heads up the team as Senate Manager and is responsible for managing the two Clinical Senates for the North West:

  • Greater Manchester, Lancashire & South Cumbria
  • Cheshire & Merseyside.

The Senates play an important role in providing independent strategic clinical advice across Cheshire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria. They are comprised of clinical experts experienced across the broad spectrum of health and social care who can be called upon by commissioners to advise on aspects of care to support the transformation of their health services.

Caroline is supported by two colleagues who have joined the Senates support team after a number of years supporting our work at the North West Coast Strategic Clinical Networks: Pam Bailey who moves across from the SCN’s Urgent and Emergency Care and Diabetes networks and Sarah Ogden who worked as an administrator within the Maternity, Children and Young People's network and whom we are delighted to welcome back from maternity leave.


Sarah_Ogden.jpgJan Vaughan, Associate Director of the SCN and Senates said:

“We’re really pleased to welcome Caroline, Pam and Sarah to their new roles. Together they will be supporting the Senates to provide objective and strategic clinical advice to leadership, and support for assurance to Clinical Communication Groups, STPs, Specialised Commissioners, Health & Wellbeing Boards and NHS England. This will be used to influence the provision of the best overall health and care outcomes for people living in North West England."


 You can read more about the Senates support team members and their experience on the Senate section of our website and we’ll be providing more information about their work and activities over the coming months.

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