Scottish Perinatal Network Governance and Structure

Scottish Perinatal Network (SPN) governance covers the work of the National Maternity Network (NMN) and National Neonatal Network (NNN), and follows best practice for national strategic networks in Scotland. The governance structure for the SPN includes:

1. The SPN Oversight Board
2. NMN and NNN Core Steering Groups
3. Working groups/sub-groups 
4. The Network Programme Team, hosted by NHS National Services Scotland

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 delivery of the work of the National Maternity and Neonatal Networks is governed by the NMN and NNN Core Steering Groups. They both report to the SPN Oversight Board.

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

Annual Reports

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

National Maternity Network 2020/21 Annual Report

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National Neonatal Network 2020/21 Annual Report

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National Neonatal Network 2019/20 Annual Report

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