managed clinical network

managed clinical network

A network of NHS health professionals created to improve co-ordination and communication between the various disciplines involved in caring for patients with specific conditions—e.g., cancer, diabetes, chronic renal failure—by sharing information and resources and subspecialising.

MCNs strive to develop a consistent and equitable service to those who need it by promoting consistency and quality throughout the care pathway, bringing user and provider views to the planning process, developing services which are truly person-centred and delivered locally wherever possible, but specialised if needed. A managed clinical network is comprised of a range of health professionals— doctors, pharmacists, nurses, health visitors, physiotherapists and occupational therapists—and organisations from primary, secondary and regional healthcare working together to ensure that high-quality clinically effective services are fairly distributed and involve patients with experience in the disease of interest (”expert patients”).
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A new needs assessment report, funded by the Scottish Government, has been published by the national Managed Clinical Network for perinatal mental health.
Dr Pauline McGough, from West of Scotland Managed Clinical Network for Sexual Health, said: "When one of our clinicians first highlighted My Body Back, we knew that this was a groundbreaking service who we wanted to work with.
More information about the Newborn Hearing Screening Wales programme is available on the website at www.newbornhearingscreening.wales.nhs.uk Antenatal Screening Wales is a managed clinical network that sets policies and standards for health boards to work to when offering screening to pregnant women.
Following the recommendations of the Clinical Standards Advisory Group report [CSAG, 1998] and the Scottish Needs Assessment Program reports [SNAP 1994, 1998] a managed clinical network (CLEFTSiS) for OFC services in Scotland was established in 2000.
The group has produced a plan with priorities that include a Neonatal Managed Clinical Network for Wales.
"This will allow the introduction of an additional neonatal intensive care cot, as well as one additional paediatric intensive care bed, and other improvements in a number of associated areas, including the establishment of a managed clinical network and better IT systems."
As a result, hospitals in Shrewsbury and Telford will work together in a managed clinical network so that changes for patients will be kept to a minimum.
Dr Jane Morris, of the Managed Clinical Network for Eating Disorders North Scotland, said: "Accepting a range of body images, whilst embracing individuality and diversity, is likely to reduce the incidence of eating disorders."
"More consultants have been appointed, new dedicated neonatal transport services established and a Neonatal Managed Clinical Network for Wales has been developed."
"More consultants have been appointed, new dedicated neonatal transport services established, improved information systems put in place and a Neonatal Managed Clinical Network for Wales been developed."
Extra support will be made available to patients at home as part of a managed clinical network.
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