London Diabetes Strategic Clinical Leadership Group Dr Stephen Thomas Clinical Director for Diabetes, Strategic Clinical Network, London вЂњThe Senate, an assembly of some three hundred of RomeвЂ™s great and good, generally acknowledged - even by those not in it - to be both the conscience and the guiding intelligence of the Republic. Membership of this elite was determined not automatically by birth but by achievement and reputationвЂ¦..This gave to the SenateвЂ™s deliberations immense moral weight, and even though its decrees never had the technical force of law, it was a brave or foolish magistrate who chose to ignore themвЂќ Clinical Senates will bring together a range of professionals to take an overview of health and healthcare for local populations and provide a source of strategic, independent advice and leadership on how services should be designed to provide the best overall care and outcomes for patients. Clinical Senates will draw on a variety of health and wider care perspectives, including those of professionals who sometimes go unheard. To support the better integration of services, they will include public health specialists and adult and childrenвЂ™s social care experts. They will provide a clinically led and strategically focused space for commissioners and providers to come together and determine the most clinically appropriate way to configure services for the future. The type of strategic advice and leadership Clinical Senates will be able to provide includes: вЂў engaging with statutory commissioners, such as CCGs and the NHS CB to identify aspects of healthcare where there is potential to improve outcomes and value. вЂў providing advice about the areas for inquiry or collaboration, and the areas for further analysis of current evidence and practice вЂў promoting and supporting the sharing of innovation and good ideas The Way Forward: Clinical Senates вЂў mediating for their population about the implementation of best practice, what is acceptable variation and the potential for improvement with AHSNs for a specific part of the country. Based on evidence and clinical expertise, they will be able to assist in providing the public profile on service changes вЂў providing clinical leadership and credibility. Understanding the reasons why clinical services are achieving current clinical outcomes and advising when there is potential for improvement through significant reconfiguration of services вЂў taking a proactive role in promoting and overseeing major service change, for example advising on the complex and challenging issues that may arise from service reconfiguration within their areas . Dr Stephen Thomas Clinical Lead (Chair) Dr Natasha Patel Insulin Pump South London AHSN Dr Stella Vig Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon Veronica Green Team Leader (nursing) в€’ Hillingdon Community Health Miranda Greg Dietician (Diabetes) в€’ Chelsea and Westminster Anna Hodgkinson Pharmacist (Diabetes & CVD) в€’ NHS Lambeth CCG Dr Samantha Mann Consultant Ophthalmologist Dr Dipesh Patel Association of British Clinical Diabetologists Royal Free Dr Karen Anthony Whittington NHS trust Dr Anne Dornhurst Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust Dr Rajeshree Baburaj Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Trevor Critchely Service User Melllissa Holloway Service user Elizabeth Rowley Service User Dr Mark Chamley General Practitioner Lambeth CCG Dr Charles Gostling GP / Clinical Director South London AHSN Dr Raquel Delgado General Practitioner Hounslow CCG Dr Adeel Ansari General Practitioner Barking and Dagenham NELFT Dr Jane Fryer Medical Director South London Local Area Team Diabetes Work вЂўDetection of Diabetes вЂўAccess to Education / Structure of Education вЂўFoot Work вЂўReconfiguration вЂўPsychological Intervention вЂўIntegrated Care вЂўType 1 / pump networks вЂўAHSNs AHSN - A system for the delivery of innovation the necessity of consistently and comprehensively applying innovative approaches to the delivery of healthcare across the NHS in England. This in turn would improve the quality of care and services to patients increase productivity savings and create wealth for вЂ�UK PLCвЂ™.