As ever, it has been another busy year for the Thames Valley SCN. With so much going on, we’ve put together a list of some of our most popular events, videos, reports, and workstreams from 2018.
The end of life network has been working away on their section of the website, which is looking great with an incredibly useful list of educational resources, and a set of links relating specifically to the ReSPECT process.
The all ages mental health network have had a very successful year running the very popular Psychiatry for GP study sessions. If you’ve missed any of them, you can view the slides and videos of the presentations right here.
There’s a lot of focus on cardiovascular disease at the moment, both nationally and locally. The CVD network have put together, in one place, all the local initiatives that are taking place across BOB. It’s essential reading if you’re looking to shape CVD workstreams.
In October, the Cancer Alliance held its conference and featured speakers such as Kris Hallenga (CoppaFeel!), David Fitzgerald (Programme Director for the NHS Cancer Programme), and John Rees (Head of Performance, Operational Planning and Transformation at Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust), amongst others. You can see photos and materials from the day here.
The dementia network concluded a project that began in 2015, to improve the quality of care for people with dementia and their carers. The methods, which included everything from improving GP surgery environments to increasing knowledge at a CCG level, showed significant results. The full report, with recommendations, is available here.
We can’t let a year go by without a conference now, can we? This year we had talks by MP Norman Lamb, Joel Gibbard (CEO, Open Bionics), and Professor Tony Young (National Clinical Lead for Innovation) as well as a host of other talented speakers. See their presentations here.
It’s been a great year; thank you so much to everyone who has attended one of our events, participated in our meetings or projects, or sent us an email or tweet. See you in 2019!