Public Partnership Forum
Public Partnership Forums (PPFs) are locally based networks of members of the public, patient groups, voluntary organisations and carers who work in partnership with Community Health Partnership (CHP) staff. The aim of PPFs is to ensure local people are involved in developing new and existing health services in their areas. PPF members also work to improve access to local health services, share and gain information and help to improve the health of the local population. There are PPFs in Aberdeenshire and Moray.
Managed Clinical Networks
Definition of Managed Clinical Networks (MEL (1999) 10):
"managed clinical networks are defined as linked groups of health professionals and organisations from primary, secondary and tertiary care, working in a co-ordinated manner, unconstrained by existing professional and health board boundaries, to ensure equitable provision of high quality clinically effective services."
Managed Clinical Networks include groups around Stroke, Coronary Heart Disease, Sexual Health, Oral Health and Dentistry, Respiratory, Hepatitis C and Unscheduled Care.