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It was agreed by the South West Division
Executive Committee that because of all the changes to the NHS
it would be advantageous to set up a South West Mental Health
The aim was to form an alliance of
stakeholders to ensure provision of best possible mental health and
learning disability services in the southwest.
94 people attended the launch event on 17
June. The day was organised to bring interested parties to
talk and hear about setting up an Alliance in the South West to be
at the forefront of ensuring the future of good mental health and
learning disability services in a changing NHS.
With stimulating speakers and lively
discussion groups the day was thought provoking and culminated in a
group discussion of how to form the new alliance, its role and aims
for the future.
It was unanimously agreed that we should form
a region wide organisation possibly linking in with the emerging
NHS structures including managed clinical networks.
A small working group is now set up to take
this initiative into the next stage.
August 2011 Newsletter
February 2012 Newsletter
The following are the PowerPoint Presentations
given at the meeting:
Shrub, Director, Mental Health Network, NHS Confederation
Dr Susan O'Connor, Senior
Clinical Advisor Mental Health, Department of Health
Anthony Farnsworth, Chief Executive,
Torbay NHS Care Trust
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