Working as part of the NHSCB local teams, local professional networks will play a critical role in securing clinical involvement in the day to day operational and strategic commissioning processes undertaken by the NHSCB.
The evidence of clinical engagements in commissioning is well understood and the local professional networks will provide a mechanism to do this for pharmacists, dentists and optometrist. Local Professional Networks have been designed to operate at three levels. The core will comprise a lead clinician, a public health specialist and a commissioning manager. The next level will be a network of other clinicians who, depending on resources, engage in service development and improvement activities and will include secondary and primary care providers. The third level comprises all providers and is a communication and engagement mechanism.« Back to Glossary Index