East of England Clinical Networks

The East of England Clinical Networks work to enable and facilitate whole system improvements and patient outcomes, supporting, influencing and working alongside commissioners and other stakeholders.

Find out more about the ast of England Clinical Networks at www.eoescn.nhs.uk and follow them on Twitter @eoescn.

What we do

Strategic work is required to understand the current rates of diagnosis and consider the reasons behind variation and different levels of diagnosis. This will also provide the opportunity to consider the benefits and lessons from increased awareness and increased numbers of people becoming known to services, inform planning processes, supportive actions and tools, and enable service and quality improvements.

Service users and representative groups consistently confirm that post diagnostic support remains the biggest gap in service provision, and therefore the biggest opportunity for improvement, and the SCN is actively engaged with all stakeholders to support and enable improvement for people with dementia in the East of England.

Improving dementia services is a positive commissioning story, but further work is required on the tools, approaches, and support that are necessary to fulfil the potential within dementia commissioning, and provide service users with the confidence that they will be able to live well with dementia.

Our work

The main body supported by the East of England Strategic Clinical Network in dementia is the Strategic Dementia Advisory Group for the East of England (SDAG). This provides a fully integrated and expert body for advice, transformation and dialogue between partners in dementia care across the region.

Our priorities for 2014-2016 are dementia diagnosis rates and post-diagnostic support.

We are committed to proactive and effective co-production of our work, in collaboration with service users, carers and their representatives.

Neurological conditions

Download the following intelligence reports from our work on neurological conditions:

Who’s who

Find out more about the East of England SCN at www.eoescn.nhs.uk and follow them on Twitter @eoescn.

About Victoria Doyle

Quality Improvement Lead Neurological Conditions, Dementia and Coproduction East of England Strategic Clinical Network, West Wing, Victoria House, Capital Park, Fulbourn, Cambridge, CB21 5XA 0113 8248184 / 07918 368574 victoria.doyle@nhs.net