1. The SPN Oversight Board
For the duration of the Best Start Implementation Programme the strategic SPN Oversight Board function will be provided by the Best Start Implementation Programme Board (IPB)
, in recognition of the significant synergies and overlap in membership for both groups. The first meeting of the SPN Oversight Board took place on 14th May 2021. The Best Start Implementation Programme Board is scheduled to complete at the end of business year 2023-24.
2. The SPN Core Steering Group
Operational delivery of the work is governed by the SPN Core Steering Group, which reports to the SPN Oversight Board. Initially established as two separate National Maternity Network and National Neonatal Network Core Steering Groups in 2020, these were combined into a single ‘Perinatal’ Core Steering Group with effect from 1 April 2023. This reflected changing stakeholder needs and alignment with strategic partners, as work and approaches to deliver the SPN Strategy 2021-23
became decreasingly discrete to either ‘maternity’ or ‘neonatal’ context.
3. Maternity, Neonatal and Perinatal Working groups
The Scottish Perinatal Network delivers its priorities in collaboration with strategic partners, including other national networks and organisations supporting pregnant women and families. The complex SPN stakeholder landscape is visualised in the map below. Follow this link to read more about some of the strategic partners
we work with or alongside, what they do and how you can find more about their work.
4. The SPN Programme Team
The SPN programme team is hosted by NHS National Services Scotland and and follows best practice for national strategic networks in Scotland. Follow this link to virtually Meet the SPN Team