Service Changes & Updates across Tayside
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Managed Care Networks or Managed Clinical Networks (MCNs) were introduced in Scotland in 1998.
Managed Care Networks bring together individuals, communities and professionals in a particular disease area or topic to work together to improve services from the community to health and social care settings. They have a responsibility for service redesign, integration, quality improvement and performance management.
MCNs can be local, regional or national. A variety of MCNs exist across Scotland covering a range of common diseases or conditions such as Stroke, Diabetes and Cancer to rarer conditions such as Cleft Lip and Pallet or Familial Arrhythmias.
No matter the type or size if the MCN, there are eight core principles that must be adhered to, laid out by the Scottish Government:
The Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus MCN (SHBBV MCN) is a local MCN dedicated to sexual and reproductive health and HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in Tayside (Angus, Dundee and Perth & Kinross).
The remit of the MCN is to ensure the outcomes of the Scottish Government’s Sexual Health and BBV Framework are delivered in Tayside. We have adopted a whole system approach to prevention, care, treatment and social care that starts with the individual.
The work of the MCN is underpinned by shared goals as well as a set of common principles and values. The MCN strives to:
The MCN adopts an active part in the commissioning cycle: undertaking population needs assessment; reviewing the effectiveness of interventions; engaging with communities; developing strategic and operational plans; commissioning services to meet identified needs and monitoring their effectiveness through performance management and evaluation.
The MCN has a governing group called the Network Board and a number of working groups that support us to take forward specific areas of work.
If you or your organisation would like more information on the work of the MCN or you would like to be involved, we would love to hear from you. Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Sexual Health & BBV MCN
Below you can find out a bit more about each of us and our role within the MCN: