Child and Youth Clinical Networks
What are clinical networks?
A clinical network is a linked group of professionals and organisations working together in a co-ordinated manner with clear governance and accountability arrangements.
They offer a way of linking services, or programmes, so as to achieve a continuum of care along which patients and their families travel. And through shared understanding, they enable better co-ordination of services along the continuum of care involving primary, secondary and tertiary services.
A clinical network is designed to support best clinical practice at all levels of service provision.
The NZ Child and Youth Clinical Programme
Since 2010 the Ministry of Health has contracted the PSNZ to provide a formal, New Zealand Child and Youth Clinical Network Programme. The Programme has a dedicated Governance group that oversees the initiation, development and evaluation of the all the networks.
Information on the Programme, and the range of Networks, can be viewed on the dedicated Starship Children's Health website
And subspecialty Clinical Networks can be viewed at the following direct links: