Network Policies and Guidelines

Network Policies and Guidelines

 

Guidelines are written for use across the network and consist of general guidance of a non-clinical nature as well as ones specifically written for use in clinical practice.

 

These guidelines seek to standardise appropriate areas of practice and care, improve quality and outcomes and are based on the best and most up to date evidence available and expert opinion drawn from representatives across the network.  All are ratified and signed off by the Network Executive Board after following the agreed process and under the scrutiny of the Network Guideline Working Group.

 

Once published below they are designed to be used and followed by all units subject to periodic revisions as laid out in each and/or when new research becomes available.  They are designed to supplement and compliment, not directly replace, and exisiting local trust policies unless unanimously agreed at board level where they are of a clinical nature.