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About Us

Under the overall leadership of the Thames Valley NHS England Area Team Medical Director, the Strategic Clinical Networks (SCN) are each led by a Clinical Director. It is supported by an Associate Director and the wider team, with strong involvement from patients, carers and members of the public. The SCN contributes towards the delivery of the NHS England Mandate and NHS Outcomes Framework domains and cross cutting areas of work: Strategic Clinical Networks work in partnership with commissioners (including local government), supporting their decision making and strategic planning, by working across the boundaries of commissioner, provider and voluntary organisations as a vehicle for improvement for patients, carers and the public. In this way, Strategic Clinical Networks will:

  • reduce unwarranted variation in health and well-being services
  • encourage innovation in how services are provided now and in the future
  • provide clinical advice and leadership to support the commissioners decision making and strategic planning.

The SCN focus is on the following priority areas:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular (including Diabetes, Renal and Stroke)
  • Maternity/Children’s & Young People
  • Mental Health (including Dementia and Neurological Conditions

Threaded through the individual Networks is work to support the NHS Outcomes Framework Domains. The Mission Statement of the SCN is:

Improving outcomes for the Thames Valley population through engaging, empowering and enabling our partners to underpin the delivery of evidence based high quality care.

The latest Commissioning Guidance can be found here.

Most updated info about NHS ENGLAND SCNs can be found here.

To contact the Thames Valley SCN, email

To make contact with NHS ENGLAND:
Telephone: 0300 311 22 33
Post: NHS England, PO Box 16738, Redditch, B97 9PT
British Sign Language (BSL):  If you use BSL, you can to talk to us via a video call to a BSL interpreter. Visit NHS England’s BSL Service.