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G36(P) Clinical networks driving change to improve quality and outcomes
  1. J Maddocks
  1. NWNODN, Alder Hey Childrens NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK


Clinical networks are an NHS success story. Combining the experience of clinicians, the input of patients and the organisational vision of NHS staff, they have supported and improved the way we deliver care to patients in distinct areas, delivering true integration across primary, secondary and often tertiary care

The North West Neonatal Operational Delivery Network was established in 2013 and have been actively driving change by working in collaboration with commissioners and providers.

How they have evidenced that they are fit for purpose:

Outputs Service planning: Annual activity capacity demand, workforce and cot requirements this has been recognised by the National CRG and National Neonatal transformation programme.

Clinical stainability Redesign of neonatal transport services; proposal for reconfiguration of the current 3 services within NW to one single services. One of the only cross cutting work steams within a regional sustainable transformation plan (STP) and part of the only Women and Children’s Vanguard to ensure system wide change

Quality Improvements design and implementation of a integrated palliative care pathway. Peer review of neonatal surgical pathway and recommendation for single service to delivery neonatal surgical pathway and service across two providers.

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