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Clinical Networks in Practice

Managed Clinical Networks (MCN) are one of the most effective ways to focus all practitioners, managers and community groups to address the diverse needs of children and youth across the continuum of care in a coordinated manner with clear governance and accountability arrangements.

They offer a way of linking services so that the patient journey up, down or along the continuum of care can be smoothed as services work better together with a shared understanding. Each MCN considers services as elements that need to be brought together to deliver programmes of care to individuals and/or populations.

The needs of children, young people and their families for care and support along a continuum can be achieved more easily than from isolated services. Networks protect families from gaps between services

The benefits of MCN can include:

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