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The South West Clinical Network brings together those who use, provide and commission our health service to make improvements in outcomes for complex patient pathways using an integrated, whole system approach.

We work in partnership with commissioners (including local government), supporting their decision-making and strategic planning, by working across the boundaries of commissioner, provider and voluntary organisations as a vehicle for improvement for patients, carers, the public and their families.

In this way, Clinical Networks will:

  • reduce unwarranted variation in health and well being services
  • encourage innovation in how services are provided now and in the future
  • provide clinical advice and leadership to support decision making and strategic planning


  • Independent clinical review and assurance for major service change proposals in the South West

    November 22, 2016

    SW Senate

    The South West Clinical Senate provides commissioners of health and care services with a source of independent clinical advice to help them to make the best possible decisions about health and care provision in the South West. Since September 2014 the 12 clinical senates across England have taken on the review of clinical evidence for ...

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  • Smoking in Pregnancy event

    November 17, 2016

    Including guidance to inform practice around e-ciagrettes (vapourisers) in pregnancy Friday 12th December, Taunton & Pickerage Golf Club, Taunton, TA3 7BY Ann Remmers, Clinical Lead of the South West Maternity & Children’s Clinical Network will be speaking at this Public Health England event on the Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle for stillbirth reduction in a South West ...

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  • New materials to support Atrial Fibrillation in Primary Care

    October 31, 2016

    To help increase the detection of AF and improve the use of appropriate treatment in primary care the Network has developed materials to support the detection of AF and the prevention of stroke. About 1.3 million people in the UK have Atrial Fibrillation (AF), which increases individual risk of suffering a stroke by nearly 500%. ...

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