Published Advice & Recommendations

The Clinical Senate’s completed projects will become available in this section of the website as published advice and recommendations.

    • Smoking Cessation Phase 1 report
      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 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.
      You can download the Smoking Cessation Phase 1 Report here
    • Population Health
      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. You can download the Population Health booklet here.
    • Impact of the acquisition of Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospital by Frimley Park Hospital
      A review of the potential impact on clinical pathways across Thames Valley as a result of the acquisition.
    • Oxfordshire Transformation Proposals
      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.
      Oxfordshire Transformation Proposal: Clinical Assurance Review
      Appendix to the Report ‘Oxfordshire Transformation Proposal, Clinical Assurance Review’
    • NHS Bed Test – Applied retroactively to the Oxfordshire Transformation Programme – Phase 1
      NHS bed test