Northern England Strategic Clinical Networks


Strategic Clinical Networks are a non-statutory organisational model, within this model commissioners remain accountable for the commissioning of services and the providers are accountable for the quality of service delivery.

The Strategic Clinical Networks are accountable however for achieving a programme of quality improvement including the effective use of resources. The Associate Director is accountable to the Area Team Medical Director, who in turn is accountable to the Area Team Director through to the Regional Director. In practice it is expected that the Regional Director will ask the Regional Medical Director to lead on strategic clinical network issues, ensuring that accountability is nested firmly within core business arrangements.

The Regional Office of the NHS England will:

  • Endorse the annual SCN work-plans, giving delegated authority to the SCNs for delivery against this plan

Strategic Clinical Networks accountability will be assured through the following governance groups and reporting arrangements:

Find out more:

Plan on a Page

Accountability and Governance Framework for Strategic Clinical Networks

NESCN Annual Review 2014/15

Commissioning Show_Brochure_Final 2015