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Linking with the third sector to support commissioning across the South West

The South West Strategic Clinical Network is developing strong links with a number of voluntary sector and not-for-profit organisations to support commissioning across the region. The South West Neurological Conditions SCN has commissioned a report from Neurological Commissioning Support (NCS) to provide a baseline on service provision across the region and data on variations in […]

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Earlier diagnosis to reduce emergency hospital admissions in Cancer and Cardiovascular services

Strategic clinical networks in the South West are coordinating work across cancer and cardiovascular services to look at why opportunities to diagnose and treat patients at the earliest opportunity are missed. A quarter of cancer patients are currently diagnosed following an emergency admission to hospital and go on to have poorer outcomes than those who […]

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Transition

Jennie Shine, Quality Improvement Lead for the South West Strategic Clinical Network, is leading a major piece of work to improve patient experiences of transition from paediatric to adult services across the South West. With transition identified as a priority, the South West Maternity and Children’s SCN has enabled a collaborative approach bringing together commissioners […]

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Award winning collaboration improving stroke thrombolysis delivery across the South West

Stroke is the third biggest killer and the main cause of adult disability in the UK today. Timely stroke thrombolysis is essential to minimise damage to the brain caused by a stroke. Across the South West, the established Stroke Networks in the Peninsula and Avon, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Somerset have had a history of working […]

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