GMSODN becomes GMISDN on 1st October

On 1st October 2020, we will transition to become the Greater Manchester Integrated Stroke Delivery Network (GMISDN), working in shadow form before fully establishment on 1 April 2021.

During 2020/21, twenty ISDNs are being set up by NHS England to lead the implementation of the Long Term Plan (LTP) commitments for stroke. The new networks are modelled on our Operational Delivery Network (ODN) which has been hugely successful in the five years since it was established.

The new ISDNs will help ensure effective delivery of high-quality stroke services based on a networked approach. They will support service improvement of care across the whole patient journey, with prevention also a priority.

In many ways, the GMISDN will feel very much like the ODN. The core team will remain in place and our programme of work will continue via existing structures. We will remain a non-statutory body hosted by Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust until at least April 2021.

However, there will be a few changes. Clinical director roles will be appointed in early 2021 and the network will become formally accountable to the Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership enabling closer integration in the local health and social care system.

We are proud of the what we achieved as an ODN and the team are looking forward to working with everyone to ensure the new GMISDN is an even greater success!

You can hear more from the network team on the changes in a short video and you can also read our 2019/20 annual report to find out more about what we got up to as an ODN.

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