Managed Clinical Networks are defined as “linked groups of health professionals and organisation from primary, secondary and tertiary care, working in a coordinated manner, unconstrained by professionals and Health Board (statutory organisational) boundaries, to ensure equitable provisions of high quality, clinically effective services” (Management Executive Letter 1999).
The purpose of the Network Board is to ensure collective responsibility and co-operative working across all constituent organisations within the Greater Midlands Cancer Network in delivery of the NHS Cancer Plan and other national and local cancer initiatives. The Cancer Plan aims to reduce death rates and improve prospects of survival and quality of life for cancer sufferers by improving prevention, promoting early detection and effective screening practice, and guaranteeing high quality treatment and care throughout the country with particular commitment to addressing health inequalities
The Board will meet bi-monthly or at other times by agreement – dates & venue to be agreed by the Board. The frequency and timing of meetings may be varied by the consent of the Board members and will reflect the annual planning cycle of upcoming business.
An agenda identifying points for discussion will be circulated prior to meetings. The Board may determine that certain matters shall appear on every agenda for a meeting and shall be addressed prior to any other business being conducted. Without prejudice any member has the rights to bring items to the agenda.
The names of the Chair and members present at the meeting shall be recorded in the minutes.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held once each year and not more than 15 months may elapse between any two AGMs. At least 14 days’ notice in writing shall be given to each member stating the time, date, place and business of the AGM. Accidental omission to give notice of any meeting to any member shall not invalidate the proceedings of the meeting.
Details of the Network Board meetings including dates, times and locations along with copies of papers can be found in the Diary Page of the website