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The South West Strategic 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, Strategic 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

  • Focus on Mental Health, Senior Leaders Symposium – Friday 22nd April 2016

    March 31, 2016

    Paul Farmer (Chief Executive of Mind and the Chair of the Mental Health Taskforce) has agreed to come and speak with us about the recommendations of the Taskforce and to lead discussions on this. Laurence Mynors-Wallis, Chair of the South West Clinical Network for Mental Health, was a Commissioner on the Crisp Commission who will ...

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  • Improving the delivery of Hyperacute Stroke care: More benefit for more people

    July 26, 2016

    An end of project event was held recently at Exeter Racecourse which saw providers come together from across the South West. The Cardiovascular Network and the South West Academic Health Science Network worked with PenCHORD (Peninsula Collaboration for Health Operational Research & Development) University of Exeter to deliver the Hyperacute Stroke Care project. Chaired by Dr ...

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  • NHS National Diabetes Prevention Programme Planning Workshop 7 July 2016

    July 12, 2016

    NHS National Diabetes Prevention Programme Planning Workshop The South West Cardiovascular Network and Public Health England jointly held a planning workshop in Taunton on 7 July.  Chaired by Dr Martin James, Clinical Director for the CV network, the aim of the day was to help  areas prepare their Expressions of Interest (EOI)  ahead of the next wave of applications in ...

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  • Saving Babies’ Lives in the South West Event – 5th May 2016

    June 16, 2016

    The Saving Babies’ Lives in the South West Event was held on the 5th May 2016 at Taunton Racecourse. It was following up from the event held on the 11th February 2016 also in Taunton. As many of you will be aware, NHS England have recently launched a care bundle for reducing stillbirths. To access your copy ...

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