Julie Attfield, Executive Director of Nursing, Nottinghamshire Healthcare, has been appointed to the role of Vice Chair of 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, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) and other stakeholders.
Working with expert clinical leaders and patients, the Senate aims to improve patient outcomes and the health of the population by working with stakeholders to identify areas for improvement, undertaking reviews and providing impartial, evidence-based clinical advice in respect of service change programmes for example.
The role of vice chair is for a period of one year. Duties include supporting the Chair and the Head of the Senate to provide oversight and management of all aspects of Senate activity, deputising for the Chair in forums locally, regionally and nationally, taking a lead on specific areas of work, raising awareness and understanding of the Clinical Senate, enabling public and patient involvement, promoting partnership working and reducing inequalities.
Julie said: “I am delighted to be appointed to this role and am looking forward to working with partners across the healthcare system to improve service quality, and ultimately, enable better outcomes and experience for patients.”
Commenting on the appointment, Sheila Marriott, Director of the Royal College of Nursing in the East Midlands, said: “I would like to congratulate Julie on this appointment. It’s great recognition of the value of the nursing profession to have a nurse in such an important role. I am sure she will make an excellent contribution to the work of the Clinical Senate Council.”
For more about the Clinical Senate visit http://emsenate.nhs.uk/