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Education And Debate

Clinical networks for doctors and managers

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 22 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:655
  1. Hilary Thomas, Macmillan lead clinician for the Surrey, West Sussex, and Hampshire Network (
  1. St Luke's Cancer Centre, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford GU2 5XX

    Improved patient outcomes stem from decision making within multidisciplinary teams. Working effectively in teams is about building relationships and developing trust. Managed clinical networks are based on such teamwork, enabling doctors and managers to work together constructively. These networks …

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