The EMSN has a defined organisational structure which ensures clear lines of accountability, effective two-way communication and clearly defined work streams. The structure allows for integration of both management and clinical staff who together have adopted a common approach for planning and delivering the needs of the patient with a spinal condition.
In order to offer assurance to both providers and commissioners, the EMSN operates within a governance framework. This is crucial, particularly in terms of transparency and provider to provider accountability. The Network completes the ODN Governance Framework on an annual basis and outcomes are shared with Network members. The EMSN is unique in that there is not one spinal centre hospital, rather the model adopted is one in which three sites constitute one centre, to include Nottingham, Derby and Leicester Hospitals.
The following documents and any further information you may require about the Network is available from the Network Manager Martin.Mauracheea@emas.nhs.uk