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Footcare review work wins Quality In Care Diabetes award

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 […]

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Smoking and Mental Health Summit

24th February 2015, Bridgwater, Somerset People with severe mental illness … die on average 16-25 years sooner than the general population. … Have higher rates of respiratory, cardiovascular & infectious disease…’ ‘Increased smoking is responsible for most of the excess mortality of people with severe mental health problems. Adults with mental health problems …. Smoke […]

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Community Medicines Optimisation programme

Medicines play a crucial role in maintaining health, preventing illness, managing long-term conditions and curing disease. In an era of significant economic, demographic and technological challenge, it is vital that patients get the best quality outcomes from medicines. However, against this background it is known that; up to 50% of patients do not take their […]

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