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Improving Clinical Communications Between Primary and Secondary Care Clinicians - 10th January 2018

Effective communications between clinicians working across organisational barriers is vital to providing integrated, coordinated, patient-centred care, and for delivering the best experience of care and outcomes for patients. There are currently many barriers (cultural, professional, technical, information governance, administrative and financial) to seamless and efficient communication in spite of technical advances and the potential benefits.

Emphasing Quality, Delivering Value. - 12th July 2017

A briefing for clinicians on achieving the best patient outcomes within available resources.

Reducing avoidable hospital based care: re-thinking out of hospital clinical pathways - 18th November 2016

This broad clinical review provides guidance and recommendations for health systems looking to provide more and better care in the community setting, both for acute illness and long term condition care. It includes a detailed consideration of the potential for the out of hospital assessment of patients with acute symptoms, and the potential for admission avoidance following diagnosis, and described some of the key requirements of community based clinical hubs.

South East Clinical Senate Annual Report 2015 - 2016 - 29th September 2016

The Annual Report for 15/16 has been published as an interactive PDF. The clinical senate has continued to demonstrate the value of its unique regional role, in providing independent, strategic, clinical and evidence based advice to the health systems in the South East.

Hospitals without acute stroke units - implications and recommendations Jan 2016 - 9th February 2016

The South East Clinical Senate review for Surrey CCGs which addresses the generic question of how high quality, safe and appropriate care can be ensured for patients developing a stroke in populations where their local hospital does not have both a hyper-acute and acute stroke unit.

The South East Clinical Senate review of future stroke services in Sussex - 19th January 2016

Sussex Collaborative sought advice from the South East Clinical Senate (SECS) about their plans for future stroke services in Sussex. The review ensures that current proposals reflect best practice, are sustainable and fit for the future, and have appropriately considered the clinical relationships with adjacent stroke and other clinical services. The SECS report includes a review of the methodology used by the Sussex Stroke Clinical Reference Group (SSCRG) to date. The review provides a number of key recommendations that have a wider application in relation to similar change programmes.

Stroke and Vascular services: case for change reviews - 2nd September 2015

Kent and Medway sought advice on their draft cases for change for these two services. The reports provide a multi-professional review of factors important in designing high quality modern services, accounting for the available evidence and best practice. These reviews should prove useful for other healthcare systems undertaking similar reviews.

The Clinical Co-dependencies of Acute Hospital Services: A Clinical Senate Review - 16th December 2014

There is now a major focus on the future role and form of acute hospitals, and the planning of any change requires a detailed understanding of the complex inter-relationships between clinical services. This clinical senate report provides a comprehensive clinical overview of the inter-dependencies of a wide range of acute hospital-based clinical services, and some of the key factors that should be taken in to account.

Advance Care Planning in Kent, Surrey and Sussex: A Report and Recommendations from the South East Clinical Senate - 2nd December 2014

South East Clinical Senate (SECS) has launched an important publication entitled ‘Improving Advance Care Planning in Kent, Surrey and Sussex’. This publication has been written for a wide audience, including, health and social care professionals, organisations responsible for education and training of health and care staff, commissioners, the community and voluntary sector, and public and patient engagement organisations.