Managed Clinical Networks

Managed clinical networks are a way of delivering high quality care to a population across a large geographical area.

An accepted definition of a managed clinical network is:

“Linked groups of health professionals from primary, secondary and tertiary care, working in a co-ordinated manner, unconstrained by existing professional and Trust/Health Authority boundaries, to ensure equitable provision of high quality and clinically effective services.”
Baker CD, Lorimer AR, Cardiology: The development of a managed clinical network. BMJ 2000; 321: 1152-3.

Last updated: 29/02/2004