These are the Thames Valley Clinical Senate advice and recommnedations reports from 2013 to 2020.

Thames Valley Clinical Senate merged with Wessex Clinical Senate in April 2020 to become the Hampshire and Thames Valley Clinical Senate.

Suicide: The Preventable Death – Thames Valley Position Statement: January 2020

Good Mental Health is recognised as being at least as important as physical health. Suicide prevention is a tangible and practical measure of mental health services and is rightly a national NHS England priority. Suicide rates in Thames Valley are lower than the national average but there is always room for improvement. Thames Valley Clinical Senate is pleased to present this report which collates available information on suicide prevention in the local health system, compares this to national data and makes some recommendations for the future planning of local services.


Thrombectomy Service: December 2019

Patients requiring thrombectomy following a stroke form a small but significant minority of all patients. Critical timely decisions make the difference between poor and good quality of survival. The Clinical Senate reviewed the requirements for safe and effective delivery of a thrombectomy service and looked ahead to the potential delivery of a 24/7 service and the implications for the service in the interim. The report sets out recommendations to obtain the best possible outcomes for the people in Thames Valley.


Smoking Cessation Phase 1 report: May 2018

Continuing to reduce the smoking prevalence rate is a priority for the STPs in the Thames Valley.  The Senate led a piece of work to review smoking cessation services in secondary care utilising the British Thoracic Society audit to create a Thames Valley baseline. The audit evidenced a higher smoking prevalence for hospital patients than the general population and also missed opportunities.  The Senate report sets out recommendations for increasing smoking interventions in secondary care.


Population Health: May 2018

Population health has emerged as a widely used phrase in relation to the NHS Integrated Care systems. Whilst a commonly agreed definition is developed by NHS England and Public Health England, the TV Clinical Senate carried out a review of the system-wide perspectives, academic literature and national policy documents of population health to produce a resource to support a shared understanding of some of the key approaches and best practice examples in population health.


NHS Bed Test (applied retroactively to the Oxfordshire Transformation Programme, Phase 1): July 2017
Oxfordshire Transformation Proposals: November 2016

A clinical review of the Oxfordshire proposals was undertaken as part of the NHS England assurance process. The review was completed on 29th November 2016. The Report should be read with the Appendix as the latter contains additional information submitted after 29.11.16.



Impact of the acquisition of Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospital by Frimley Park Hospital: September 2014

A review of the potential impact on clinical pathways across Thames Valley as a result of the acquisition.