The role of Mental Health and Dementia (MHD) Clinical Network (CN) in Yorkshire and the Humber is to support co-operative action for the benefit of patients between the component parts of the health and social care system.
The work of CN is underpinned by the values of the NHS Constitution, and provides a unique way to address the requirement that “The NHS works across organisational boundaries and in partnership with other organisations in the interest of patients, local communities and the wider population”.
The activities outlined in the CN work plans are the result of extensive consultation between all interested and involved parties: patients, clinicians, commissioners, service providers, system assurers and national clinical leaders.
The arms of the CN maintain effective working relationships and are integrated into the broader health and care structure through:
MHD Principles of working:
The key guiding principles for the work of the CN will be:
What will our Success Factors be?
The success of Clinical Networks' activities will be evaluated in functional, operational and outcome dimensions:
What do we do Day to Day?
Providing support and leadership through clinical consensus to reduce unwarranted variations in services in relation to mental health, dementia and neurological conditions;
Co-ordinating the expertise of commissioners, providers, academic health science networks, and health and wellbeing boards to overcome challenges faced and highlighted in the outcomes framework domain areas;
Encouraging innovation and spreading best practice;
Offering support and assurance to commissioners to support their core purpose of quality improvement as outlined in the mandate and outcomes framework;
Meaningful engagement with local patients, carers and members of the public affected by mental health and dementia and by advancing equality and tackling health inequalities.
What are our Cross Cutting Themes of work across Mental Health and Dementia?
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