As well as responding to requests for advice from commissioners and providers in London, the Senate supports a number of proactive work programmes that are priorities for transforming healthcare.

The London Clinical Senate worked with the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management in 2016-2018 on a cross-London collaborative study incorporating a survey and listening events to gauge the level of junior doctor engagement within trusts. The junior doctor engagement – views from the frontline report found that many junior doctors working at NHS trusts in London feel limited affiliation with the organisation in which they work, described feeling like migrant workers, and did not feel included or engaged in their organisation.

Junior doctor engagement - views from the frontline

The London Clinical Senate established a Self-Care Programme to run for one year from September 2014. The Made in London report introduces a new framework for commissioning services for young adults in London and was launched at The King’s Fund on 29 October 2015.


The Helping Smokers Quit Programme ran from September 2014 until May 2016. The vision is that every London clinician knows the smoking status of each patient they care for and has the competence and the commitment to encourage and support that patient to quit or reduce their consumption through direct action or referral.