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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


  • Footcare review work wins Quality In Care Diabetes award

    October 17, 2016


    The South West Cardiovascular Clinical Network has won a Quality in Care Diabetes 2016 Award, for their work in improving Diabetes Footcare services in the South West. The reduction of lower limb amputations as a result of diabetes has been a main priority of the South West (SW) Cardiovascular (CV) Strategic Clinical Network (SCN). A standardised ...

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  • Launch of the third Annual Report from the South West Clinical Networks and Senate

    October 10, 2016


    The third annual report of the South West Clinical Networks and Senate gives a brief summary of the work undertaken during 2015/16 and showcases some specific examples for each area such as the footcare review, cardiac and stroke mapping, reducing stillbirth and specific work on rehabilitation and dementia. Download the report here

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  • Better Births in the South West Event

    August 2, 2016

    Following the launch of the National Maternity Review Better Births report, we held a Better Births in the South West event on Tuesday 13th September 2016, at Taunton Racecourse. We invited all stakeholders in maternity services across the South West to join us in determining how we will meet the report’s recommendations over the next five years, ...

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