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Peter Bagshaw

Dementia: A new way of thinking

Peter Bagshaw, Clinical Lead for the South West Dementia Clinical Network, will speak on the importance of timely diagnosis, good community support and the benefits of viewing dementia as a chronic condition, at the annual Dementias annual conference at the Royal College of General Practitioners in London on 9th February 2017. Details of Peter’s presentation […]

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Foot Risk Awareness and Management Education (FRAME) tool – a new version for England

A foot care peer review programme of care providers across the South West, carried out by the South West Clinical Network in 2014-15, identified a need for accessible training in foot assessment for primary care diabetes teams. Working with the Universities of Edinburgh and Plymouth the FRAME tool has been updated to reflect NICE guidance […]

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EIP Appreciative enquiry

Early Intervention Psychosis peer review programme launched in the South West

In 2015/16, a new access and waiting time standard was introduced to ensure that more than 50% of people experiencing first episode psychosis commence a NICE recommended package of care within two weeks of referral. To complement the quantitative assessment of this service the South West EIP Peer Review programme aims to provide a qualitative […]

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SW Senate

Independent clinical review and assurance for major service change proposals in the South West

The South West Clinical Senate provides commissioners of health and care services with a source of independent clinical advice to help them to make the best possible decisions about health and care provision in the South West. Since September 2014 the 12 clinical senates across England have taken on the review of clinical evidence for […]

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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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