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Using child health networks to improve quality

Dr Melanie Clements Consultant Paediatrician and Clinical Director Maternity, Newborn, Children and Young People Strategic Clinical Network NHS England/East of England spoke at today’s Clinical Networks for Children conference on using clinical networks to drive up quality including; 

• working in partnership for improvement
• our experience and developments from the East of England Network

In her presentation Melanie gave the background to what a clinical network is, and the amis of the East of England Strategic Clinical Network which include;

1.    Deliver Programmes of Quality Improvement
2.    Ensure Consistent Standards of Care
3.    Advise & make recommendations 
4.    Engine for Change across complex system of care
5.    Honest Broker & Critical Friend 
6.    Harnessing Clinical Leadership 

She then went on to discuss the priorities for maternity and newborn, and children and young people.

Melanie’s full presentation is available to download at the end of this page.

Melanie is the interim medical director of the East Anglia Area team, she is seconded from her role as clinical director for the maternity, newborn, children and young people strategic clinical network. As a consultant paediatrician she is aware of the day to day challenges we face to improve the quality of care for children and young people.

She was the national clinical lead for children and young people's emergency and urgent with the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement. She is one of the invited review team for the Royal College of Paediatrics and child health.

Melanie is passionate about leadership, collaboration, innovation, whole-system working to enable quality improvement and positive change.

She is on twitter @MelJClem

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Download: Dr Melanie Clements full presentation

27 September 2014


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