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Networks and Planning

The Planning function will work across the Welsh Government and NHS arms of the Executive to translate Ministerial directions and priorities for delivery via the NHS Planning Framework. This work will be bolstered by clinical networks, programmes and implementation groups. 

Clinical networks will be a key mechanism for driving improvement, change (including innovation and value) and delivery within the NHS Wales Executive. 

The networks bring together clinicians and other health professionals from multiple professional disciplines to improve services and patient outcomes through influencing the commissioning, planning, delivery and development of services.  

They will contribute to and support work across all of the NHS Wales Executive functions and ensure clinical involvement in quality improvement, planning and delivery.

We are currently reviewing the clinical networks as part of the work to implement the National Clinical Framework and we will provide updates on the new arrangements over the coming months. 

Download our document 'Developing Clinical Networks to support the implementation of the National Clinical Framework'.

National programmes and implementation groups will also be a mechanism to support improvement, change (including innovation and value) and delivery.

Programmes set out ‘what good looks like’ and the expectations for delivery across health and partners in social care, the independent and third sectors.

This work includes agreeing standards and models of care and consistency on how performance and activity is measured. It will also inform on quality and performance metrics to suggest what good practice should be adopted nationally.

You can find out about the work of the current networks, programmes and implementation groups below.

Clinical networks

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Critical Care
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Maternity and Neonatal
Mental Health