South East Clinical Senate and Strategic Clinical Networks
South East Clinical Senate and Strategic Clinical Networks focus on priority service areas to bring about improvement in the quality and equity of care and outcomes of their population, both now and in the future.
They build on the success of network activity in the NHS which, over the last 10 years, has led to significant improvements in the delivery of patient care.
They are hosted and funded by the NHS England. They cover services where improvements can be made through an integrated, whole system approach. The networks help commissioners of NHS care to reduce unwarranted variation in services and encourage innovation.
The conditions or patient groups chosen for the first strategic clinical networks are:
- Cardiovascular disease (including cardiac, stroke, diabetes and renal disease)
- Maternity, children and young people's services
- Mental health, dementia and neurological conditions.
The SCNs in Kent, Surrey and Sussex are key partners for us and we work closely together. They bring people together to advise on what good services look like. This will improve health care outcomes for our population now and for future generations
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