Managed Clinical Network

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What is a Managed Clinical Network?

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 throughout Scotland.  

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:

  • must have clarity about its management arrangements
  • must have a defined structure
  • must have a clear statement of specific clinical.service improvements
  • ust use a documented evidence base i.e. SIGN Guidelines
  • must be multi-disciplinary/multi-professional with patient representation
  • must have policy dissemination of information to patients
  • must have a Quality Assurance Programme
  • should develop Continuing Professional Development education and training programmes
  • should ensure all health professionals participate in audits and research as required
  • should explore the potential for better value for money

Our Details

MCN Office
Mountainhall Treatment Centre
Bankend Road
Telephone: 01387 244293

Other Networks

  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Respiratory

Useful Links

SIGN Guidelines -
British Heart Foundation -
Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland -
National Health Service Quality Improvement Scotland
Diabetes UK
Diabetes UK Facebook Page
Diabetes in Scotland
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 
My Diabetes, My Way