South West Clinical Networks

About us

The South West Clinical Networks brins people together to advise on what good care services look like which will improve health care outcomes for our population now and for future generations.

The South West Clinical Networks work in partnership with commissioners supporting their decision making and strategic planning, by working across the boundaries of commissioner, provider and voluntary organisations as a vehicle for improvement for patients, carers and the public.

The South West Clinical Networks will

  • reduce unwarranted variation in health and well-being services
  • encourage innovation in how services are provided now and in the future
  • provide clinical advice and leadership to support their decision making and strategic planning.

Find out more about the South West Clinical Networks at www.swscn.org.uk and follow them on Twitter @SWSCN.

Involvement

We work in partnership with the Mental Health Alliance South West, the ‘on the ground voice’ of people concerned with improving the experience of people using mental health services. This an umbrella organisation which supports and facilitates engagement, consultation. Alliance representatives are members of the Mental Health Network.

Our work

Our Mental Health Network’s programme for 2013-14 includes:

NHS Outcomes Framework – Domain 1: Preventing people from dying prematurely

NHS Outcomes Framework – Domain 3: Helping people to recover from ill-health, or following injury

NHS Outcomes Framework – Domain 4: Ensuring that people have a positive experience of care

NHS Outcomes Framework – Domain 5: Treating and caring for patients in a safe environment and protecting them from avoidable harm

Who’s who

Associate Director
Sunita Berry, sunita.berry1@nhs.net

Clinical Director
Dr. Adrian James, adrianjames@nhs.net

Dr Adrian James is a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist at Langdon Hospital, Dawlish, Devon. He is the Chair of the Westminster Parliamentary Liaison Committee for the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Network Manager
Justine Faulkner, 07901857310, justine.faulkner@nhs.net

Find out more about the South West SCN at www.swscn.org.uk and follow them on Twitter @SWSCN.