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Cardiovascular Network Newsletter April 2017

The Cardiovascular Network is sharing their latest news – read all about progress being made and ongoing work updates in their April newsletter. Links to information and stories are mainly hosted on this site, where much more information can be accessed. Cardiovascular Clinical Network Newsletter April 2017 We hope that you enjoy reading about the work of the Cardiovascular Network.

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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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Smoking in Pregnancy event

Including guidance to inform practice around e-ciagrettes (vapourisers) in pregnancy Friday 12th December, Taunton & Pickerage Golf Club, Taunton, TA3 7BY Ann Remmers, Clinical Lead of the South West Maternity & Children’s Clinical Network will be speaking at this Public Health England event on the Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle for stillbirth reduction in a […]

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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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