Our aim is to reduce preventable and premature mortality from cardiovascular disease. Approximately 20,000 lives could be saved per annum in England if mortality rates were reduced to the levels of the best in Europe. By diagnosing conditions early and treating before conditions worsen, lives can be saved.
The West Midlands Cardiovascular (CVD) Clinical Network is one of four SCNs established on 1st April 2013. The Cardiovascular Clinical Network has four specific disease areas – Cardiac, Diabetes, Renal & Stroke. The Cardiovascular Clinical Network has four Expert Advisory Groups or Clinical Sub Groups, one for each disease area, each of these Groups linking back to the Network Clinical Leads Group and in turn to the Oversight Group.
The West Midlands Cardiovascular Clinical Network brings together clinicians, patients, commissioners, local councils and other stakeholders to improve care in cardiac, diabetes, renal and stroke services. This includes looking at inequity and gaps in services and how care can be improved.
The Network has a combination of clinical cardiovascular expertise as well as expertise in service redesign which enables care to be improved for patients by teams who use a wealth of knowledge and experience to offer advice and change practice.
The West Midlands Cardiovascular Clinical Network is supported by Expert Advisory Groups (Clinical Sub Groups). If you are a Health Care Professional or Commissioner and would like more information or to participate in any of these groups either select from the main menu your clinical interest area.