Lanarkshire was a national demonstrator site for the development of a Managed Clinical Network (MCN) for stroke, the main purpose of the MCN being to facilitate more effective working across all organisations, professions and disciplines involved with stroke services in Lanarkshire.
Lanarkshire Stroke MCN was established, following an initial stakeholder meeting, in April 2002. Since that time it has developed into a mature network which has delivered significant improvements in stroke care in Lanarkshire.
The Stroke MCN is hosted by the North Community Health Partnership (CHP). The Stroke MCN steering group reports to the CHP director as well as to the NHS Lanarkshire Modernisation Board.