Poor air quality and rising temperatures due to climate change are already having a significant impact on health now and in future decades. The NHS produces millions of tonnes of waste and contributes to a significant proportion of England’s total carbon emissions. The impact of these are starting to be seen on the health of our population. For this Forum, the London Clinical Senate joined with Public Health England to hear the latest information and evidence on the sustainability challenges we face and to collaborate on addressing these.

This event was held on Thursday 5 March 08:45-16:00 at 15 Hatfields and the programme is available here.

The presentations delivered at the event were as follows:

A summary report with key messages from this Forum will be available soon.

Would you like to help improve health and care services at a London level? Do you have a good knowledge of the healthcare needs and experiences of your local communities or networks? Could you present these views and offer constructive advice and challenge to senior doctors, nurses and other health and care professionals in a large group environment?

The London Clinical Senate supports the development of London’s health and care services and the delivery of high quality, sustainable and cost-effective care by providing independent advice to commissioners, supporting them to make the best decisions about healthcare for their populations. The role of the London Clinical Senate’s PPV Group is to act as the ‘voice’ of patients, carers and the public, so that the advice which the London Clinical Senate provides is informed by their views and what makes a positive difference in the way that people experience healthcare.

We currently have several vacancies in our PPV Group. If you would like to apply to become a PPV member, which is a voluntary role, please see the Application Information Pack and complete the Application Form and Equality Opportunity Monitoring Form. We would be delighted to have a discussion and give you further information if that would be helpful. Please contact Katie Humphreys, London Clinical Senate Senior Project Manager via katiehumphreys@nhs.net or 07730 382095.

The London Clinical Senate values diversity and equality and strives to reflect the diversity of London’s population in the PPV Group’s membership.

Induction, training, development and peer support will be provided to assist successful applicants in fulfilling their role.

The closing date for applications is 17:00 on Monday 27 January 2020 and interviews will be held for shortlisted candidates on Thursday 6 February 2020.

We’d like to introduce you to our Clinical Senate Council members by asking them to describe a day in their working lives.

First up is Laura Stuart-Neil who is Director of Quality Improvement and Director of Allied Health Professions & Psychological Therapies at NELFT.

Laura Stuart-Neil

Laura’s blog

 

 

There is variation in the extent that quality improvement (QI) is used in primary care in London and huge potential to apply and embed QI to drive change. The emergence of Primary Care Networks (PCNs) brings opportunities, as well as risks, when considering a structured approach to QI. This Forum explored the practical principles and critical features to enable STPs and PCNs to most effectively implement QI in their locality.

This event was held on Thursday 3 October 2019 08:30-12:30 at the King’s Fund and the programme is available here.

The presentations delivered at the event were as follows:

A summary report with key messages from this Forum will be available soon.

The London Clinical Senate Council had a stocktake meeting on 16 July 2019.

The report of the meeting is accessible here:

The Patient and Public Voice Group met on 2 July 2019.

Meeting papers:

The notes of the meeting on 2 July were signed off at the September meeting:

The Patient and Public Voice Group met on 4 June 2019.

Meeting papers:

The notes of the meeting on 4 June were signed off at the July meeting:

At this Forum, system leaders, clinicians and patients heard and discussed what health and care outcomes and best value means from a clinician, finance director, patient, carer, public and integrated care perspective. Attendees had the opportunity to debate ideas on what delivering best value means and how a value based approach could be adopted systematically.

This event was held on Thursday 30 May 2019 09:00-12:30 at the King’s Fund and the programme is available here.

The presentations delivered at the event were as follows:

The Forum also featured a marketplace, with information stalls from:

  • Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • London Mental Health Clinical Network
  • London Dementia Clinical Network
  • Healthy London Partnership
  • NHS RightCare
  • Getting It Right First Time

A summary report with key messages from this Forum is available here.

The London Clinical Senate Council met on 21 May 2019.

Meeting papers:

The notes of the meeting on 21 May were signed off at the Council meeting in July 2019:

The Patient and Public Voice Group met on 7 May 2019.

Meeting papers:

The notes of the meeting on 7 May were signed off at the June meeting: