Operational Delivery Networks (ODNs) were launched in April 2013 following the publication of the NHS England strategy to sustain and develop clinical networks, Developing Operational Delivery Networks: The Way Forward.
ODNs are established across England within the geographical areas of the Clinical Senates.
ODNs are focussed on coordinating patient pathways between providers over a wide area to ensure access to specialist resources and expertise.
Success factors for ODNs are:
Improved access and egress to/from services at the right time
Improved operating consistency
About ODNs nationally
ODNs are determined by clinical need as agreed between providers and commissioners and their outcomes and outputs are included in the relevant commissioning service specifications.
Responsibility for assuring governance arrangements for ODNs sits with NHS England specialised commissioning and responsibility for ‘hosting’ the ODNs is agreed with a local provider organisation.
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