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South West Clinical Senate Reflections

The South West Clinical Senate met twice in November. In Bristol, a clinical review panel considered the Healthy Weston service reconfiguration; and the council meeting in Taunton discussed the essential clinical characteristics for networked delivery of Urgent Treatment Centres. Here Communications Manager Tim Edmonds, who joined the team in November, offers his perspective as a…

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Senate Council Meeting: Urgent Treatment Centres

On the 29th November 2018 the Senate Council deliberated: Given the geography of the South West and the need to ensure equitable access, what are the essential clinical characteristics for networked delivery of Urgent Treatment Centres (UTCs)? As part of your deliberations please consider the following: Clinical responsibility for pathways Skill mix, distribution and training…

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Supporting Service Change – Guidance and Information

Where are you on your reconfiguration journey? Please click here to download a recent publication explaining the processes for making changes in the health service. This handy guide sets out the 7 steps for transforming how care is delivered and the questions and tests put to commissioners who wish to make these changes. The Senate…

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Genome Editing Technologies; the Patient Perspective

Genomic Medicine Genomic Medicine was one of the themes explored with great interest during Clinicians as Change Agents – the South West Clinical Senate Annual conference. Citizens’ Assembly member Tricia Godfrey recently contributed to a publication by Genetic Alliance UK, which debates issues and questions around Genomic Medicine from the patient perspective, featuring patient and…

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Physical Activity Clinical Champions

Become a Physical Activity Champion Public Health England are currently recruiting Physical Activity Champions and offering free peer to peer training for clinicians working in primary and secondary care. With exercise being championed by figures such as Sir Muir Gray as ‘a miracle cure’ it is great to see public health England taking this pro-active…

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