About us

Welcome to the pages for the East Midlands Clinical Senate.

The East Midlands Clinical Senate is one of 12 clinical senates across the country, established to be a source of independent, strategic advice and guidance to commissioners, STPs (Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships) and other stakeholders.

Clinical leadership is at the heart of the NHS commissioning system. Working with expert clinical leaders and patients, we provide advice across the healthcare system to improve patient outcomes and population health.

Our offer as a Clinical Senate is to:

  • Provide clinical advice, act as an honest broker and, if required, undertake reviews to areas where there may be a lack of consensus in the local health system.
  • Provide independent clinical advice to commissioners in respect of major service change programmes, to inform the NHS England service change assurance process.
  • Work with stakeholders to identify aspects of health care where there is potential to improve outcomes and value. Provide proactive advice about the areas for inquiry or collaboration, and the areas for further analysis of current evidence and practice.

Our Clinical Senate Chair is Professor Ashley Dennison.

Our Clinical Senate Vice-chair is Julie Attfield.

The East Midlands Head of Clinical Senate is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.