Diabetes Managed Clinical Networks (MCN) were established to bring together clinicians,
patients and carers to work across traditional boundaries in planning and delivering diabetes care. The definition of Managed Clinical Networks is "linked groups of health professionals and organisations from primary, secondary and tertiary care, working in a co-ordinated manner, unconstrained by existing professional and Health Board boundaries, to ensure equitable provision of high quality clinically effective services throughout Scotland".
Managed Clinical Networks are governed by a set of principles as set out in a Health Department Letter in 2007 HDL(2007)21 - Strengthening the role of managed clinical networks
and each of the 14 Health Boards in Scotland has established an MCN for diabetes using these principles.
NHS Quality Improvement Scotland www.nhshealthquality.org/nhsqis/3689.html has a role in quality assuring MCNs.
Links to regional MCN websites
Dumfries & Galloway Diabetes Managed Clinical Network
Grampian Diabetes Website
Highland Diabetes web pages
Lanarkshire Diabetes web pages
Lothian Diabetes web pages
Tayside Diabetes Managed Clinical Network
Western Isles Diabetes Managed Network Online