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Strategic clinical networks

24 Sep 2012

An announcement from the NHS Commissioning Board represents a significant step forward for neurology services. Neurology will now be included as one of the first Strategic Clinical Networks (SCNs) in a new initiative.

medical professionalSCNs will be made up of groups of health professionals (such as specialists), providers and commissioners. Those involved in the SCNs will work together to target areas of care where improvements can be made. The networks are designed to help local commissioners reduce the variations between local services and improve care for patients.

The first four strategic clinical networks are:

•    cancer;
•    cardiovascular disease (including cardiac, stroke, diabetes and renal disease);
•    maternity and children’s services; and
•    mental health, dementia and neurological conditions.

Pete Scott, campaigns and policy officer at Epilepsy Action, said: “We are pleased that the Commissioning Board has included neurology among its first clinical networks. We know that neurological services vary geographically and can be greatly improved through more collaborative working. These networks will provide a special focus on improving neurological care all over England – they will be tasked with bringing services up to standard.” PS

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