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Managed Service Network for Neurosurgery

The Alliance continues to have representation on the strategic board for the MSN Neurosurgery via Candice Dillen (Alliance National Coordinator), Tanith Muller (Parkinson's UK) and Andy Wynd (Scottish Spina Bifida Association). The MSN has recently disbanded its Operational Management Group, incorporating some of its members into a newly reconfigured Board. Short life working groups will be established to address specific conditions and issues.

The MSN recently published its Annual Report for 2013: Standards of Care in Adult Neurosurgical Units in Scotland. The report contains the results of a comprehensive audit of services in the four adult centres and a series of recommendations on potential improvements agreed jointly with service providers. The MSN is about to undertake the design of a national audit of paediatric neurosurgical services due to commence on 1st June 2014

Sir David Carter stepped down in September 2013 as Chairman of the Managed Service Network after four years of service. Scottish Government appointed an interim Chairman and the MSN Board agreed that an interim appointment provided an excellent opportunity to formalise the job description of the MSN Chairman.

Mr Calum Campbell (Chief Executive of NHS Borders, the paymaster for the MSN) has now taken up the Chairmanship of the MSN strategic board. He will also join a newly established executive with MSN Project Manager Diana Beard and MSN Clinical Lead Eric Ballentyne to deliver work to achieve the MSN business plan objectives.

To read more about the work of the MSN and to download the annual report click here.

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