Delivering health care through Managed Clinical Networks

Delivering health care through Managed Clinical Networks (MCNs); lessons from the North

Investigators

Davies, H. (University of St Andrews), Baker, C. (GP, Dumfries), Boyle P. (Dundee), Farrar, S. (HERU), Greene, A. (University of Aberdeen), Guthrie, B. (University of Dundee), Morris, A. (Dundee), Rushmer, R. (Dundee and Durham), Smith, K., Sullivan, F. (Dundee), Sutton, M. (HERU) and Williams, L

Summary

Since 1999, network-based healthcare delivery that cuts across NHS organisational and professional boundaries has been encouraged by policymakers and, in the last two years, increasingly made mandatory. Such networks are believed to increase co-ordination of care and integration of services, and to lead to improved clinical outcomes, better patient experience, greater equity and improved cost-effectiveness. However it is unclear what forms of network are most likely to succeed. The project examined how networks are put together, the ways in which they operate, and the impacts of care delivered in this way using survey data and local and national routinely collected data for qualitative and quantitative analysis.

Contact

S Farrar

Status

Complete

Publications

Guthrie, B., Davies, H., Greig, G., Rushmer, R., Walter, I., Duguid, A., Coyle, J., Sutton, M., Williams, B., Farrar, S. and Connaghan, J. Delivering health care through managed clinical networks (MCNs): lessons from the North. Report for the National Co-ordinating Centre for NHS Service Delivery and Organisation R&D (NCCSDO), July 2009.

Presentations

Guthrie, B., Davies, H., Greig, G., Rushmer, R., Walter, I., Duguid, A., Coyle, J., Sutton, M., Williams, B., Farrar, S. and Connaghan, J. Delivering health care through managed clinical networks (MCNs): lessons from the North. Service Delivery and Organisation (SDO) national workshop on research in managed clinical networks. Manchester, February 2009.