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West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership

In West Yorkshire and Harrogate, 50 neighbourhoods are bringing social, physical and mental health care closer together, and seven local health and care partnerships are being created in six defined places where council and NHS commissioners and care providers plan services together (Bradford District and Craven, Calderdale, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, and Wakefield). They are supported […]

Major changes in stroke care can save lives

It’s the fourth biggest killer in the UK, and a leading cause of disability.  Not only this, but stroke comes at a huge price, costing NHS and social care around £1.7 billion a year in England. With England’s National Stroke Strategy due to come to an end this year, we need to drive forward much-needed […]

West Midlands Stroke Review

West Midlands Stroke Review: To assess the regions abilities to meet the National 7 day stroke standards, the West Midlands Cardiovascular (CVD) Clinical Network carried out clinical review visits for all West Midland Hyper-Acute Stroke Units (HASUs) during January to April 2018. The Network team and regional Clinical Director for Stroke invited the Stroke teams […]

NHS in South West pledges support for stroke survivors on World Stroke Day

The Medical Director of the NHS in the South West has today given her backing to a new tool to help survivors of a stroke. To mark World Stroke Day, Liz Mearns urged people to make use of a new online platform and guide for stroke survivors, and their families and carers. Prevention and treatment […]


What is the programme and its aims We support the administration of a stroke clinical advisory group in order to oversee and provide directional guidance for the clinical area. Included in the terms of reference for the group are the following commitments: Clinically and managerially oversee the development and delivery of stroke specific network strategies […]


Diabetes NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) – Our network led implementation as a first wave NHS DPP site commencing in April 2016 for Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. Supported all East Midlands STPs in developing proposals for NHS DPP move to STP delivery from 2018/19. Supported STPs in the development of applications for the Diabetes […]

D04. Neurosciences

Scope The neuroscience Clinical Reference Group (CRG) covers specialised neuroscience services and specialised adult neurosurgery. Membership Chair: Professor Adrian Williams, Consultant Neurologist, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. Philip White, North Paul Eldridge, North Stephen Sturman, Midlands & East Rodney Laing, Midlands & East Michael Dilley, London Kevin O’Neill, London Paul Grundy, South Andria Merrison, […]

Policies: Routinely commissioned

A commissioning policy is a document that defines access to a service for a particular group of patients. A NICE Technology Appraisal Guideline on the same topic will replace, or be incorporated into, a commissioning policy as appropriate. These are important documents that are developed to ensure consistency in access to treatments nationwide. Anakinra to […]

Harnessing technology and innovation

The major work programmes mapped out in this Plan are underpinned by an agreed, costed and phased NHS technology plan, building on the recommendations of the Wachter review. It will simplify patient access to care, in the most appropriate location, while supporting people in managing their own health. Specifically, during the coming two years we […]