The Definition of a Managed Clinic Network
'Managed Clinical Networks' are defined as linked groups of health professionals and organisations from primary, secondary and tertiary care, working in co-ordinated manner, unconstrained by existing professional and Health Board boundaries, to ensure equitable provision of high quality clinically effective service trhoughout Scotland. Fuller thinking on the concept is set ou in paragraphs 45 - 64 and 417 - 421 of the report of the Acute Services Review.
A Managed Clinical Network (MCN) is a way of working which allows multi-disciplinary/multi-professional teams to work across traditional boundaries with the health service to deliver evidence based, patient focused services.
Patient / public involvement is crucial to the MCN to help maintain this focus and provides vital feedback and advice about both current services and future developments.
Public involvement members of the MCNs have participated in "Voices" training, run by British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Chest Heart Stroke Scotland (CHSS) i.e. Hearty Voices, Diabetes Voices, Respiratory Voice and Stroke Voices.
The core principles for each MCN are and stated in HDL (2002)69 and they are:
A full outline of the MCN Core Principles can be viewed in the Health Department Letter HDL(2002)69
Update guidance for MCNs from the Scottish Government Health Depart