Managed Clinical Networks (MCN)

NHS Grampian Framework for Managed Clinical Networks – July 2009

Managed Clinical Network for Oral and Dental Health

Information about the MCN for Oral and Dental Health can be seen on the MCN for Oral and Dental Health HI-Net area.

Managed Clinical Network Coronary Heart Disease

www.nhsgchdmcn.scot.nhs.uk
The aim of the MCN is to ensure equitable provision of high quality, clinically effective care to CHD patients throughout Grampian.  Its objectives are to:

  • review the epidemiology of cardiac disease in Grampian
  • advise on and oversee the development of a strategy for CHD on behalf of NHS Grampian which is consistent with the CHD National Strategy and the needs of the population
  • lead the input to the Local Health Plan and to facilitate the inclusion of CHD within Joint Health Improvement Plans
  • stimulate and co-ordinate the development of integrated care pathways that cover the management of patients through their care journey
  • review the effectiveness of current services and use of resources and to co-ordinate bids for new resources specifically targeted at CHD
  • develop a prioritised and costed implementation plan for the prevention and treatment of CHD in Grampian consistent with the Grampian strategy and the recommendations of the CHD National Strategy
  • monitor performance against the development plan
  • develop and implement a quality assurance framework programme in partnership with clinical teams, patients and Quality Improvement Scotland (QIS)
  • link between local services and regional planning groups for CHD.

Contact email: nhsg.mcn@nhs.net

Managed Clinical Network Diabetes

www.diabetes.nhsgrampian.org
The Diabetes Service in Grampian is a co-ordinated network of professionals aiming to deliver care to those individuals with diabetes in a location and timeframe acceptable to those individuals and their carers. Patients and providers work together continuously within this network to improve this level of care.   Further information about the Network can be found from the website.  Details of exercise classes are available here.

Contact email: nhsg.mcn@nhs.net

Managed Clinical Network for Eating Disorders

www.eatingdisorder.nhsgrampian.org
The Managed Clinical Network was set up in early 2006 by the North of Scotland planning group to develop a network for Tayside, Grampian, Highland (including Argyll & Bute), Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles.

The draft aims of the MCN are to

  • Effectively and actively manage network activities
  • Deliver evidence based services through the implementation of guidelines
  • Improve patient care in terms of quality, access and experience
  • Implement a quality assurance programme
  • Involve patients/carers in service development
  • Develop and implement effective clinical and information management systems
  • Develop opportunities for training and supervision
  • Support research and continuing professional development

Contact details:  Mrs Linda Keenan, Network Manager

Email: linda.keenan@nhs.net, Telephone: 01224 557858

Managed Clinical Network for Stroke

www.nhsgstrokemcn.scot.nhs.uk
The aim of the MCN is to ensure equitable provision of high quality, clinically effective care to Stroke patients throughout Grampian.  It’s objectives are to:

  • review the epidemiology of Stroke in Grampian
  • advise on and oversee the development of a strategy for Stroke on behalf of NHS Grampian which is consistent with the Stroke National Strategy and the needs of the population
  • lead the input to the Local Health Plan and to facilitate the inclusion of Stroke within Joint Health Improvement Plans
  • stimulate and co-ordinate the development of integrated care pathways that cover the management of patients through their care journey
  • review the effectiveness of current services and use of resources and to co-ordinate bids for new resources specifically targeted at Stroke
  • develop a prioritised and costed implementation plan for the prevention and treatment of Stroke in Grampian consistent with the Grampian strategy and the recommendations of the Stroke National Strategy
  • monitor performance against the development plan
  • develop and implement a quality assurance framework programme in partnership with clinical teams, patients and Quality Improvement Scotland (QIS)
  • link between local services and regional planning groups for Stroke.

Contact email: nhsg.mcn@nhs.net

Stroke Training for Health and Social Care Staff

The Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARs) Project was commissioned by the Scottish Government to produce an e-learning resource which would enhance the educational opportunities for health and social care staff working with people affected by stroke.

The website aims to provide an interactive way of learning and uses quizzes, animations, video clips and case scenarios. There are assessments which the learner may opt to undertake and which, if passed, gives a certificate of completion.

The project is being led by Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland and the University of Edinburgh and is supported by a national steering group of expert stroke clinicians.

In Scotland the STARs website provides a valuable additional resource to a comprehensive range of stroke education and training opportunities.

 

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