Clinical networks are organisations used to deliver locally integrated services that are of consistently high quality. They are made up of clinicians and ensure that there is greater collaboration between services regionally whilst retaining strong local clinical and public engagement. They are committed to developing effective networks that support patient flows and promote the best quality of care for the West Midlands' population.
The main clinical networks across the region have strong links to specialised commissioning as they will either cover either part or all of a specialised service. This means that the networks and WMSCG will work in partnership to ensure that services are developed and coordinated appropriately across the West Midlands.
Networks may be set up within SHA boundaries or across counties or even wider. There may also be smaller local categories that are outside the 'given' clinical areas, for example: ENT or Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.