Managed Clinical Network Subgroup
One of the key tasks of the Managed Clinical Network Sub-Group is to help support the development and maintenance of local stroke MCNs. This includes fostering the involvement of patients and the voluntary sector in the work of networks. The Sub-Group also acts as a forum for sharing experience, expertise and problems, and as a conduit for raising issues of common concern with the National Advisory Committee.
Managed Clinical Networks for stroke have a broad remit and are responsible for the day to day provision of stroke care in each NHS Board area. They have to take account of the priorities set out in the CHD & Stroke Strategy for Scotland. These include:
• Ensuring that hospitals providing stroke care allow all patients access to stroke unit care (acute and rehabilitation) supported by appropriate neuro-imaging and a trained multi-disciplinary team.
• Ensuring that hospitals provide specialist rapid access out-patient clinics with appropriate access to neurosurgery and carotid surgery.
• Providing long term follow-up for stroke patients.
• Developing explicit stroke prevention strategies which take account of 'Have a Heart Paisley'.
• Considering the creation of consultant therapist and nursing posts in line with service developments.