Archive | Mental Health

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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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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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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Future In Mind – Strategy into Action for South West – 24 May 2016

The Government has committed to make children’s and young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing a priority. NHS England is in the process of implementing a wider system transformation with partners from health, social care, education, third sector and employers to deliver the vision of ‘Future in Mind’ The South West Mental Health Network is […]

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Launch of the South West Zero Suicide Collaborative

8th October 2014, Exeter Great Hall ‘Viewing the unlikely as possible’     ‘excellent speakers. Clear information and useful to take back to others’      ‘inspiring that we can do this’      ‘meeting people from so many organisations and areas of support’      ‘the evidence is compelling. We must fix services to […]

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Commissioning CAHMS

Commissioning Better CAMHS in the South West – new report

The South West Strategic Clinical Network for Mental Health has published a comprehensive new report showing what a good child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) looks like. This guide has been developed to support commissioners in leading and shaping the transformation of CAMHS in the South West . Around 10% of children aged between five […]

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We support the Carers Call to Action on Dementia

With one in three people aged over 65 going on to develop dementia, it is an issue which touches all of us. There are around 550,000 people in England acting as the primary carers for people with dementia, providing vital support to family members and friends. We know that carers of people with dementia experience greater strain and distress […]

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Maternal & Infant Mental Health South West event – save the date

Improving maternal and infant mental health through early identification and expert management, and the development of agreed standards across the region are identified priorities of the South West Maternity and Children’s Strategic Clinical Network. The Network will be holding an all-day event on Thursday 6th November 2014 at Exeter Racecourse which will enable stakeholders to […]

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