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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


  • 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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  • 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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