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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

NEWS

  • Cardiovascular Network Newsletter April 2017

    April 7, 2017

    The Cardiovascular Network is sharing their latest news – read all about progress being made and ongoing work updates in their April newsletter. Links to information and stories are mainly hosted on this site, where much more information can be accessed. Cardiovascular Clinical Network Newsletter April 2017 We hope that you enjoy reading about the work of the Cardiovascular Network.

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  • Dementia: A new way of thinking

    February 9, 2017

    Peter Bagshaw, Clinical Lead for the South West Dementia Clinical Network, will speak on the importance of timely diagnosis, good community support and the benefits of viewing dementia as a chronic condition, at the annual Dementias annual conference at the Royal College of General Practitioners in London on 9th February 2017. Details of Peter’s presentation ...

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  • Foot Risk Awareness and Management Education (FRAME) tool – a new version for England

    February 1, 2017

    A foot care peer review programme of care providers across the South West, carried out by the South West Clinical Network in 2014-15, identified a need for accessible training in foot assessment for primary care diabetes teams. Working with the Universities of Edinburgh and Plymouth the FRAME tool has been updated to reflect NICE guidance ...

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