20 Oct 2017 | London maternal deaths – 2016 review

Download the second annual review of maternal deaths occurring within London in the calendar year 2016. The report identifies lessons that can be learned across maternity services on a system-wide level, and highlights key messages for high quality care. Read more…

02 Aug 2017 | End of life care clinical roles

The London End of Life Care (EOLC) Clinical Network is currently seeking up to three part time clinical leads to provide EOLC clinical leadership across the London Sustainability and Transformational Partnership (STP) footprints across London. Expressions of interest due by COP 14 August 2017. Read more…

12 Jul 2017 | New London AF toolkitaf-toolkit-cover

Health professionals across London today have access to a brand new, online Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Toolkit, improving the detection and treatment for the estimated 68,000 people in the capital at risk of an AF-related stroke. Read press release. 

22 JUN 2017 | Gathering feedback from families following the death of their baby Maternity Bereavement toolkit quarter size SM

Many parents who have experienced bereavement want to offer feedback to ensure lessons are learned and good practice is shared. This can be instrumental to inform improvements in care. The Maternity Bereavement Experience Measure (MBEM) questionnaire and supporting resource was created collaboratively by the London Maternity Clinical Network, Sands and NHS England and launched in June. The questionnaire is designed to seek feedback from bereaved parents where a baby or babies have died during pregnancy or shortly after birth. This work is endorsed by the national NHS Maternity Transformation Team, which encourages maternity staff across England to adopt its use within their trusts.
Download Gathering feedback from families following the death of their baby.

12 Jun 2017 | London responds to terrorist attack

Healthy London Partnership has developed key messages and resources for promoting resilience and supporting people experiencing distress following an attack. View page

10 APR 2017 | Parkinson’s awareness week

Today marks the start of Parkinson’s awareness week. Learn more about the condition and visit our Confidence College designed to help people with multiple sclerosis (MS), epilepsy and Parkinson’s to understand their condition, take responsibility and action to self-manage.

07 Mar 2017 | Accepting Applications: End of Life care Clinical network CLG

The London End of Life Care Clinical Network is currently seeking expressions of interest to join its Clinical Leadership Group (CLG). CLG members are responsible for providing strong clinical and professional direction, essential to the Network’s role in supporting high quality clinical commissioning. Applications should be emailed to england.london-scn@nhs.net by COP Friday, 24 March. Applicants will be notified by 31 March. The next CLG meeting will be held 5 April. View the expression of interest letter. Download the application form.

13 Feb 2017 | Elderly trauma guidance launched 

There are 11.5 million people aged 65 and older in the UK — that is, 18 per cent of the population. The London Major Trauma System has published its new guidance, Management of elderly major trauma patients, which should be used in conjunction with existing local priorities. Learn more on the London Trauma System website and download the guidance.

30 JAN 2017 | Co-Clinical Director for Mental Health 

The London Clinical Networks are currently seeking a Co-Clinical Director to lead the Mental Health programme work, ideally a senior clinician working within a mental health trust. See letter and application request. (Deadline: 14 Feb 2017.)

02 Jan 2017 | Business planning: 2017/18

The London Clinical Networks have begun business planning for 2017/18. The work plan will define the activity across all networks for the upcoming year, aligned to deliverables required by the national team, support to implement Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) in the capital, and local priorities of need. This will be uploaded by the end of March 2017. An overview of the 2016/17 work programme is available for download.

31 OCT 2016 | Event: Using data for better outcomes in neurology

The London Neurology Clinical Network and Right Care partners invite commissioners and neurology clinicians to a free learning event on Tuesday, 8 November, to hear more about using new CCG data profiles to support neurology system and delivery improvement. The event is aimed at CCG Chief and Deputy Officers, Directors of Commissioning, STP leads, CCG Neurology Clinical Leads and senior neurology programme leads. Email us for further details.

17 Oct 2016 | Report: Evaluation of hyper acute neurology units (HANUs) pilot

More than four million people in England are living with a neurological condition. An audit by the London Neuroscience Clinical Network found that no London hospitals provided systematic admission to a neurological specialist from emergency departments (EDs) for patients with a primary neurological diagnosis. Evidence has found that admissions, length of stay and diagnostic error can all be reduced with early specialist opinion. The London Neurology Clinical Network worked with trusts in London to pilot new models of care for patients with a neurological emergency, aiming to provide timely access to specialist investigation and treatment in the ED. Extensive data was collected from the two hyper acute neurology unity pilot sites, University College London Hospitals (UCLH) and King’s College Hospital, along with models in operation at St George’s and Royal Free hospitals. Read the summary evaluation on the London Clinical Networks website.

11 Oct 2016 | Type 1 diabetes comprehensive commissioning pack

Type 1 diabetes is a complex, long term condition, which requires individuals to own the condition for the rest of their lives, and take responsibility for their health and behaviours. It is a condition which affects an individual in every way, every hour, every day, as glucose profiles and insulin requirements vary on a daily basis depending on multiple factors. To help ensure we deliver excellent type 1 diabetes services across the capital, the London Diabetes Clinical Network has published a comprehensive commissioning pack, containing recommendations to assist in the commissioning and delivery of excellent services, self-assessments to establish current gaps in commissioning and delivery, and performance targets expected which will ensure we deliver improved patient reported outcomes. There are three parts to the pack:

  • Service specification How to commission type 1 diabetes service
  • Clinical management: Optimal pathway – How to deliver type 1 diabetes services 
  • Implementation guide – Ensuring excellence in diabetes services

Download the comprehensive type 1 diabetes commissioning pack.

09 Oct 2016 | Maternal morbidity and mortality

The London Maternity Clinical Network launched an annual report which reviews themes and lessons to be learned London-wide from maternal deaths in London, in line with the government’s Safer maternity care action plan. The report, produced by the Maternal Morbidity and Mortality working group, also highlights where care may not be in line with best practice.

06 Oct 2016 | London Clinical Networks: Spreading best practice at a global level

eolc-nippon-visit-102016-1 On 6 October 2016, the London End of Life Care Clinical Network welcomed representatives from The Nippon Foundation, a non profit, philanthropic organisation this month who contacted the network to learn about palliative care in London. Dr Andy Mitchell, Regional Medical Director, welcomed the group and set the stage with an overview and introduction to speakers from the London End of Life Care Clinical Network including:

  • Dr Caroline Stirling, Clinical Director, London End of Life Clinical Network, discussed network priorities, outcomes and policy for end of life and palliative care;
  • Paul Trevatt, Lead (End of Life, Cardiovascular), London Clinical Networks, provided an overview of the national health and care system and the evolution of clinical networks;
  • Dr Finn Craig, Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Medicine at Great Ormond Street Hospital, detailed paediatrics and transition to adult palliative services.

The 11 delegates, including two translators, were exceptionally appreciative of the information imparted, as they now look to integrate care models in a manner aligned to Japanese culture and regions.eolc-nippon-visit-102016-2eolc-nippon-visit-102016-3 Ami Todo, key coordinator for the delegation said: “It was very interesting to see how experts from child and adult service work together. We will use the knowledge we gained to improve situation in Japan.”

09 Sep 2016 | Improving AF outcomes for patients

The London Stroke Clinical Network has published Excellence in anticoagulant care, which defines and describes the components of an excellent anticoagulation service. A consensus view on what constitutes an excellent anticoagulation service for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) will support providers and commissioners in ensuring the provision of best quality practice for their local populations.

01 Sep 2016 | London Clinical Networks move office 19 Sep

Please be advised that NHS England (London Region) is moving from its present location (Southside, 105 Victoria Street, SW1E 6QT) to Skipton House (80 London Road, SE1 6LH) through September. The Medical Directorate, including the London Clinical Networks and Clinical Senate, will be based on the 5th floor of Skipton House beginning Monday, 19 September 2016. Our office telephone numbers and email addresses remain the same. Our new address will be: NHS England, London Region Skipton House 80 London Road London SE1 6LH As noted above, our telephone numbers and email addresses will not change. Skipton House opening hours are: 7:00am – 7:00pm and the Skipton House reception phone number is 0207 972 5972.


18 Aug 2016 | Tooling up and gearing up mental health in primary care Primary care is the bedrock of the NHS and in many places is excellent, though variation in quality is recognised and needs to be addressed. The London Mental Health Clinical Network has just published Tooling up and gearing up mental health in primary care, which aims to support people to improve access and understand the key components of good primary care mental health training and education. The document provides: 1.) Workforce training and education framework; 2.) competency checklist; 3.) summary of education and training in London.


17 Aug 2016 | Excellence in anticoagulant care The Interdisciplinary group for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation (iSPAF) in London, as part of the London Stroke Clinical Network, has just published Excellence in anticoagulant care, which defines and describes the components of an excellent service. A consensus view on what constitutes an excellent anticoagulation service for patients with AF will support providers and commissioners in ensuring the provision of best quality practice for their local populations.