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About Us

Aims of the Yorkshire and the Humber Clinical Networks

Yorkshire and the Humber Clinical Networks (YHCN) are a quality improvement team established within NHS England to support Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) across Yorkshire and the Humber in line with national and local priorities and standards.​

YHCN deliver service transformation and the collaborative priorities of Yorkshire and the Humber’s three Integrated Care Systems (West Yorkshire, Humber Coast & Vale, and South Yorkshire).​​

Clinical leadership is central to all programmes and ensures the breadth of clinical engagement required in programme delivery across the pathways of care. ​

The core focus of all the clinical programmes is to reduce unwarranted variation, improve cohesion and ensure sustainable services across pathways of care for patients, both now and in the future.​

Clinical Networks provide system leadership, support and advice to health and social care systems in line with NHS England priorities. We bring people together across professional, organisational and geographical boundaries to share best practice, challenges and learning, and improve outcomes for patients and their families.​

YHCN support delivery of the core clinical programmes within the Long Term Plan by connecting commissioners, providers, professionals, patients and the public across pathways of care with the aim of improving health outcomes. This is achieved by sharing best practice and innovation, assessing and benchmarking quality and outcomes and driving improvement where required, through targeted support.​​