Working alongside the current Clinical Networks are a number of other networks, including some which were previously part of the Clinical Networks.
Operational Delivery Networks (ODNs) were introduced in 2012 and complement the Clinical Networks, covering areas such as neonatal intensive care, adult critical care, burns and trauma. There are also several local networks including the Learning Disability Network, Liver Network and CFS/ME.
These ODNs and local networks focus on co-ordinating patient pathways between providers over a wide area to ensure access to specialist support and expertise. Working closely with the Clinical Networks, commissioners, providers and patients, these complimentary Networks ensure the delivery of safe and effective services across the patient pathway and help secure the best outcome for patients.
Networks including Child Health and Neurological Conditions, and some individual sub-groups of current Networks, have previously been supported by the Clinical Networks but now continue to run independently. You can find out more about these groups and workstreams under ‘Legacy Networks’.