The GMCN serves the populations of Shropshire, Staffordshire, Black Country, Wyre Forest and parts of Powys. The Network has membership of eight Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) and a Welsh Local Health Board (LHB)
The PCT’s and LHB’s
Stoke on Trent
Telford and Wrekin
South Staffordshire proportion
Total GMCN population 1,930,100
The Acute Trusts in the GMCN:
University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust
Mid Staffordshire NHS FT
The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust
The Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS FT
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District Hospital NHS Trust.
Voluntary Sector organisations:
Compton Hospice, Wolverhampton
Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Stoke on Trent
Katherine House Hospice, Stafford
Mary Stevens Hospice, Stourbridge.
Severn Hospice, Shropshire
Kemp Hospice, Kidderminster.
The principal objective of the Network is to support the delivery of the Cancer Reform Strategy. Specifically, the Network has a programme of service development for all aspects of cancer including prevention, screening/risk-management, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, genetics, research, supportive and specialist palliative care.
The Network structures enable the PCTs to make collective decisions about services provided for populations larger than an individual PCT and together with Provider Trusts monitor their performance.