Scottish Perinatal Network Governance and Structure

Scottish Perinatal Network (SPN) governance overarches the National Maternity Network (NMN) and National Neonatal Network, and follows best practice for national strategic networks in Scotland:

1. SPN Oversight Board
2. NMN and NNN Core Steering Groups
3. Working groups/sub-groups 
4. Network Programme Team

For the duration of the Best Start Implementation Programme the 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 NNN has an established Core Steering Group. The NMN Core Steering Group will meet for the first time in the Autumn of 2021.

Read more about the work of the NMN and the NNN in our annual reports at the bottom of this page.

Meet the SPN Programme’s Senior TeamNMN Team and NNN Team

The diagram below sets out the full governance arrangements and structure of the network.

The diagram below sets out the full governance arrangements and structure of the network.

Annual Reports

You can download the Maternity and Neonatal Network Annual Reports here.

National Neonatal Network 2019/20 Annual Report

Full Document

The first National Neonatal Network annual report which summarises progress since its creation to March 2020, as a specific recommendation from Best Start: a five-year plan for Maternity and Neonatal Care in April 2019.

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National Maternity Network 2020/21 Annual Report

Full Document

The National Maternity Network was established in 2020/21, during a very challenging year. This meant initiating and forming against a landscape of urgent work priorities to support the Covid-19 response in maternity services. With challenges have come opportunities. Find out more in the network's first annual report.

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National Neonatal Network 2020/21 Annual Report

Full Document

We are pleased to share the second annual report for the National Neonatal Network after what has been a unique and testing year for the NHS and the population of Scotland.

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