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Launch of the third Annual Report from the South West Clinical Networks and Senate

The third annual report of the South West Clinical Networks and Senate gives a brief summary of the work undertaken during 2015/16 and showcases some specific examples for each area such as the footcare review, cardiac and stroke mapping, reducing stillbirth and specific work on rehabilitation and dementia. Download the report here

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

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 […]

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Cardiovascular Service Modelling

In response to the Urgent & Emergency Care Review, Putting Patients First and Specialised Commissioning national service specifications the SCN is coordinating the development of service maps and profiles for complex cardiac and stroke services across the South West, to gain robust evidence to support future discussions regarding service models. The modelling will incorporate provision […]

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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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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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