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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The most recent annual report for the Network is available on the:
Mr Carl Davis, Lead Clinician
Ms Maureen Kinney, Network Manager
Service contact address:
Yorkhill Network Office
Queen Mother's Hospital
National Services Division contacts:
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Catriona Johnson, Senior Commissioning and Screening Programme Manager