North West Clinical Senates

The two Clinical Senates for the North West of England are:

  • The Cheshire and Merseyside Clinical Senate
  • The Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria Clinical Senate.

Overall there are 12 Clinical Senates across England. The Clinical Senates bring together expertise from across care systems to promote improvements in the quality of services, providing leadership, advice and supporting assurance.

Each Clinical Senate is made up of an independent group of health and care staff who provide strategic clinical advice and guidance for commissioners and other stakeholders responsible for or involved with the provision of health and social care.


Our purpose is to help Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs) and the NHS Commissioning Board to make the best decisions about healthcare for the populations they represent by providing advice and leadership at a strategic level.

The role of Clinical Senates in service change

Read more about the role of clinical senates in service change and how this links to the NHS England assurance process.


Each Clinical Senate has a core Clinical Senate Council and a wider Clinical Senate Assembly, managed by our Senate Support Team.