Better Births in the South West

More than 90 people attended our Better Births in the South West event on Tuesday 13th September at Taunton Racecourse. Delegates represented a vast array of stakeholders in maternity care in the South West, including colleagues from local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, public health, maternity service providers, independent midwives, education providers and the community sector, […]

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Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Champions training in the South West

Nominations required for new Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Champions training in the South West The South West Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Network is working with the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) to deliver Perinatal and Infant Mental Health (PIMH) Champions training across the South West region. This multi-disciplinary training has arisen from the […]

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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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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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Better Births in the South West Event

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

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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NHS National Diabetes Prevention Programme Planning Workshop 7 July 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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National Diabetes Prevention Programme Workshop – Thursday 7 July

South West Cardiovascular Clinical Network with Public Health England Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) Planning workshop, Thursday 7 July, 10.00am – 3.30pm Taunton Rugby Club, Hyde Park, Taunton, TA2 8BU Programme available: 07072016 NDPP Workshop Programme If you would like to register for this event please contact susan.shears@nhs.net    

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