Health and Wellbeing Progress – Recommendation 4

National Managed Clinical Network

The Scottish Government and NHS(S) should establish a network on veterans’ health. The network will have oversight of delivering the Scottish Approach to Veterans’ Health, and will consider the key issues raised in this report and others it deems relevant. It should reflect current structures in the health and social care sector in its membership and approach.

2019 SVC evaluation of status:

Partially implemented

2019 update provided by the Scottish Government:

NHS National Services Division are exploring a Managed Clinical Network as a potential longer-term solution to ensuring equitable and sustainable health services for veterans.  The proposal has moved to stage two of their planning process, meaning a full application and a detailed work plan will now be developed before putting the proposal to NHS Chief Executives then Scottish Ministers.

2020 SVC evaluation of status:

Fully implemented

2020 update provided by the Scottish Government:

The Scottish Veterans Care Network has been established and will be formally launched in November 2020. Engagement with a broad range of stakeholders has enabled the Network to create a delivery strategy, setting out immediate priorities and a strategy for implementation of these. The SVCN strategy document was accepted and approved by the NHS Chief Executives Group on 4th August. This document will go to the Chief Officers Group shortly.

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