A Network is "a means by which a set of autonomous organisations interested in doing something about an issue can work together across boundaries to do something that a single person or organisation could not achieve in isolation......."
The Coventry and Warwickshire Cardiovascular Network brings together clinicians, patients, commissioners, local councils and other stakeholders to improve care in cardiac and stroke services. This includes looking at inequity and gaps in services and how care can be improved.
The Network has a combination of clinical cardiovascular expertise as well as expertise in service redesign which enables care to be improved for patients by teams who use a wealth of knowledge and experience to offer advice and change practice.
Added value and benefits realisation are embedded in the Network Work Plan so that any project undertaken delivers improved care, quality and resource savings to the local health economy.