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National Services Division Commissioning for Scotland's Health

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (Scottish Diaphragmatic Hernia Clinical Network)

The Scottish Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Clinical Network was designated as a National Managed Clinical Network in April 2009. It was established to support the provision of evidence-based national standards of antenatal, perinatal, medical and surgical care for children born with a diaphragmatic hernia.

The overall role of the network is to improve long-term clinical outcomes in patients with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. This will be achieved through:

  • the provision of appropriate support to the affected child and their family
  • guiding investigation and short-term management of the affected child
  • developing a long-term management plan
  • linking clinical personnel who are involved in patient management
  • collecting data
  • providing the opportunity for the educational development of its NHS staff
  • facilitating research and audit

The National Managed Clinical Network will develop a high quality clinical pathway, ensuring equitable access to standardised care for mothers and babies across Scotland, from antenatal diagnosis to long-term follow-up care. These standardised pathways will support the delivery of care as close to home as is clinically possible.

More information about the network is available on the:

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Annual Report

The most recent annual report for the Network is available on the:

Contact details:

Mr Carl Davis, Lead Clinician
Ms Maureen Kinney, Network Manager

Service contact address:

Yorkhill Network Office
Queen Mother's Hospital
Dalnair Street
G3 8SJ

National Services Division contacts:

To contact members of NSD staff, please visit our staff contacts page.

Catriona Johnson, Senior Commissioning and Screening Programme Manager