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Following a Senate Council meeting, we would usually publish our recommendation in the form of an open letter on this website. The recommendations that we have already made are published below.

The recommendation may also be e-mailed to key stakeholders, depending on what has been agreed with the lead commissioner.

There is often a delay between the Senate Council meeting and the publication of recommendations. This is because:

  1. The Senate Council members need to reach a consensus opinion on what should be included in the recommendation and how it is worded.
  2. The recommendation needs to be carefully worded so that it is not misunderstood by the media, patients and the public.
  3. Sometimes, when there is insufficient information, a recommendation cannot be made and the Council needs further information before revisiting the topic.
  4. The advice has been requested by a commissioner and the Council needs to allow the commissioner enough time to compile a response to the advice if necessary.

Minutes of the Senate Council meetings are also published on the website following the publication of the recommendations.

Minutes of Meetings and Recommendations 

12th October 2016

Wessex Clinical Senate Council Meeting Minutes

24th May 2016

Wessex Clinical Senate Council Meeting Minutes

1st December 2016

Wessex Clinical Senate Council Report on Dorset Clinical Services Review

5th November 2015

Wessex Clinical Senate Council Mental Health Recommendations

30th September 2015

Wessex Clinical Senate Council Meeting Minutes

8th July 2015

Wessex Clinical Senate Council Meeting Minutes

10th June 2015

Wessex Clinical Senate Council Meeting Minutes 

3rd March 2015

Wessex Clinical Senate Council Meeting Minutes

4th December 2014

Wessex Clinical Senate Council Maternity Services Recommendations

11th September 2014

Wessex Clinical Senate Council Meeting Minutes

12th June 2014

Wessex Clinical Senate Council Meeting Minutes

5th December 2013

Wessex Clinical Senate Council Patient Flow Comments

26th September 2013

Wessex Clinical Senate Council Recommendations on vascular surgery