Save The Date – Transforming Postnatal & Early Neonatal Care in the SW

We would like to invite you to our Transforming Postnatal and Early Neonatal Care in the South West – Better Births Workshop which is due to take place on Thursday 8th June at Sandy Park, Exeter. The South West Maternity Clinical Network and the South West Neonatal Network are working jointly to improve postnatal and early neonatal outcomes and experience throughout the region and we are inviting all stakeholders in maternity services across the South West to join us in this work.   Speakers on the day will include Michele Upton, Patient Safety Lead for Maternity and Newborn at NHS Improvement, and Marie Washbrook, BirthRate+, with further speakers to be confirmed shortly.   Further details regarding the day, along with a link to register for the event will be circulated shortly. In the meantime, we ask that you please share this ‘Save the Date’ with any colleagues in your organisation who you feel would be interested in attending and hold the date in your diaries. This invitation is targeted at all those working within and alongside maternity services.   We look forward to meeting with you at this important time.   Kind regards   Ann Remmers Clinical Director, South West Maternity Clinical Network Rebecca Mann Clinical Director, South West Neonatal...
The National institute for health research, Clinical Research network South West Peninsula

The National institute for health research, Clinical Research network South West Peninsula

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Clinical Research Network South West Peninsula (CRN SWP), supporting primary care in Cornwall to carry out research. Please see the flyer below which contains more information: CST promo flyer final For further information please contact Maria Greenaway – CRN SWP Assistant Research Associate Email: Maria.greenaway-RCHT@nhs.net Please see the links below for further information: https://www.crn.nihr.ac.uk/south-west-peninsula/ and a link for further information for practices interested in starting out in research:...
Help for CRASAC

Help for CRASAC

Please find to follow some information concerning our current concerns for the future of CRASAC: Cornwall Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC) has been running since 1986 and offers up to 24 sessions of free counselling to men, women and young people in Cornwall.  We would like to inform all GP practices that we are currently under threat because 1) we are soon to lose our accommodation at the Truro Health Park due to high rental, and 2) we only have another 8 months funding remaining and although we are working hard to secure further funds, if we are unable to do so we’ll need to stop taking referrals in September and give notice to current clients. We are partly commissioned by KCCG until August, at which time we may be decommissioned.  Even if we are recommissioned, the funding we receive is not sufficient to sustain us for more than a few more months. Approximately 350 people per year receive 1-1 counselling with us, plus we run a men’s support group and two women’s support groups.  We also have a website receiving on average 1600 hits per month as well responding to approximately 25 e-mails and 40 telephone calls per week. Therefore, it is imperative that we secure accommodation in order for our service to continue being able to offer the aforementioned, and vital that we secure funding in order to allow us to continue working with our clients.  Approximately half of our referrals come from GP surgeries, so the loss of our service will have a major impact for you and your patients as there will be nowhere else to refer them...