Operational Delivery Networks update

This presentation published by NHS England outlines the benefits that Operational Delivery Networks will deliver in coordinating patient pathways between providers over a wide area to ensure access to specialist resources and expertise.

Download: Operational delivery networks – update December 2012

Provider clinicians dominate their membership, though work closely with patients and other stakeholders. In future they will be provider hosted and funded.

Benefits of ODNs

  • Improved outcomes, productivity and efficiency
  • Stronger collaborative provision of services
  • Maintained/improved quality of care and outcomes for patients
  • Opportunities for risk sharing between providers
  • More accurate costing meaning resources can be used more efficiently
  • Ability to adopt innovative practice quicker than in the past
  • Rapid learning and development
  • Improved system resilience, including major incident planning