Archive | Home

Compassionate City Charter

4th International Public Health & Palliative Care Conference, 11-16th May 2015, Bristol Amongst the many innovative and inspiring examples of public health approaches to end of life care from around the world, during the afternoon of Thursday May 14th, Professor Kellehear will talk about the Compassionate City Charter. This is a great opportunity to hear […]

Continue Reading

AKI Event November 2014 – Themes

        The attendees at the AKI event were invited into break out groups to discuss the following: How can you ensure AKI programme is collaborative and Trust wide? What are the barriers to delivery? Agree 3 outcome measures that could be used across the SW What support is required from SW SCN […]

Continue Reading

Myth busting Do Not Attempt Resuscitation orders

It is really important for us to properly support non-specialist staff when they are making decisions about resuscitation orders. This work has shown the challenges faced by staff, particularly those working across CCG and organisational boundaries. Our working together is already making a difference for patients and their relatives in the South West. Joanne Stonehouse, […]

Continue Reading

AKI Event Brief – November 2014

The primary aim of the SWSCN AKI project is to raise awareness of the Think Kidneys Programme and support both secondary and primary care implementing changes to ensure the prevention of avoidable harm by September 2015. This approach is aligned to the wider national agenda on Acute Kidney Injury through Dr Richard Fluck the National […]

Continue Reading

Opportunities to PRevent Admissions (OPRA)

The Cardiovascular Strategic Clinical Network is delivering a project called Opportunities to PRevent Admissions (OPRA). OPRA identifies potentially preventable emergency admissions under four headings: Cardio-embolic stroke in a patient with Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Readmission with heart failure Diabetic foot amputation Acute kidney injury The OPRA audit tool provides a link back to Primary Care from […]

Continue Reading
SCN by numbers

Annual Conference 2014

Colleagues from across the South West joined us in Taunton on Thursday 27th November 2014 for the first SCN & Senate Annual Conference. The conference showcased the achievements of our stakeholders across the South West, supported by the SCN Team, and the joint working arrangements we have developed with our partners, the West of England […]

Continue Reading

Launch of the South West Zero Suicide Collaborative

8th October 2014, Exeter Great Hall ‘Viewing the unlikely as possible’     ‘excellent speakers. Clear information and useful to take back to others’      ‘inspiring that we can do this’      ‘meeting people from so many organisations and areas of support’      ‘the evidence is compelling. We must fix services to […]

Continue Reading

New Congenital Heart Disease review: launch of consultation on draft standards and service specifications

NHS England is launching twelve weeks of consultation on draft standards and service specifications for congenital heart disease (CHD) services. This will run until 5pm on 8 December 2014. You can find out more about the new congenital heart disease review, of which this is part, by visiting the website click here The following key […]

Continue Reading