Clinical networks exist in focus areas not mandated by NHS England and function in a similar manner to the Strategic Clinical Networks

These clinical networks follow a similar governance structure to the SCNs, with a clinical director in place backed by a clinical leadership group to determine priorities. In this way, these clinical networks can, too, bring improvements to clinical pathways or areas where many professional
groups and organisations are involved in the development and delivery of care.

In London these include:

  • Operational Delivery Networks (ODNs)
  • End of life care
  • Health in the Justice System
  • Respiratory
ODNs