The purpose of the Thames Valley Mental Health, Dementia and Neurological Conditions (MHDN) Clinical Steering Group is to provide clinical leadership and advice to support an integrated approach to achieve real change in quality and outcomes of care for patients. It will facilitate the bringing together of clinicians, professionals and organisations, with the patient’s voice, to deliver programmes of continuous quality improvements encompassing whole pathways of care (from prevention through to end of life care). It will have day-to-day responsibility for the strategic and operational development and delivery of Mental Health, Dementia and Neurological Conditions.
The role of MHDN Steering Group
- Develop and evolve the SCN in line with national policy and the needs of the constituent organisations, ensuring that clinical engagement and influence and the patient’s voice are at the heart of SCN activities.
- Oversee and lead the development and delivery of the SCN’s annual work programme to improve quality, productivity and outcomes.
- Promote the development and delivery of best practice and evidenced based care.
- Provide support, advice and recommendations to NHS commissioners and providers of NHS services.
- Endorse relevant clinical guidelines, policies and procedures for recommended use across the Thames Valley.
- Ensure a co-ordinated approach to stakeholder engagement in the improvement agenda.
- Implement systematic risk management processes to identify, assess, manage and escalate risks associated with the delivery of the quality improvement programmes.
The terms of reference for the Steering Group and the membership
MHDN Strategic Clinical Network Steering Group TOR Final (PDF)
MHDN Steering Group Members (PDF)
Previous Meeting Papers:
20131209 MHDN Steering Group Minutes FV (PDF)
Thames Valley MHDN SCN Steering Group Minutes (05.03.2014) (PDF)
20140506 MHDN Steering Group Minutes FV (PDF)