Medway Neurological Network (MNN) engages with Medway health and social care service providers, such as the Medway Clinical Commissioning Group, Medway Foundation Trust, Kent & Medway Partnership Trust, Medway Community Health; and Medway Council either directly, or by participation in third party events and networks organised by organisations such as Medway Voluntary Action and Involving Medway, as outlined below.

Medway Neurological Network also has a shared seat, with MS Society Medway, on the Medway Phyical Disabilities Partnership Board.

To see the September 2019 MNN Engagement summary, please click Here.

Medway Voluntary Action (MVA)

Medway Neurological Network is a full member of the MVA.

MVA is working towards a Medway where communities are active, empowered and connected. It support local not-for-profit organisations, groups and community members to develop skills, build resources and amplify their voice. Its Mission is to be a catalyst for social change to support and empower Medway communities to come together to help improve their lives and solve problems that are important within their communities. 

The MVA facilitates: VCSE Leaders Network, VCSE Health Network and the Volunteer Network; the Medway Neurological Network fully participates in all of these networks.

Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise (VCSE) Leaders Network

The VCSE Leaders Network was created in 2015 to provide leaders of Medway's charity and voluntary sector organisations - large and small - with a stronger voice. The Network provides members with their own platform for debate, sharing of good practice, collaborative working, effective networking and peer support. Led by a Steering Group made up of representative leaders from across the sector, members of the Steering Group give their time to deliver events and actions on behalf of the wider network. The group is facilitated by MVA, as part of the Project Medway initiative.

Medway Clinical Commissioning Group: Neurology Task & Finish Group

Medway Neurological Network has seats on this important Group, with the stated aim:
To carry out an end to end pathway review on those conditions agreed to be the first cohort to be reviewed. The national directive is to achieve a 6% reduction in outpatient appointments, as a group we will look to realign services to ensure that they are most appropriate for the patients and take the following into consideration within the pathway review.  This Group is currently focussing on 'Appropriateness of referrals from GP to Secondary Care'. 

Medway Volunteer Network

This is a one stop shop for volunteering in Medway. If you’re an organisation looking for volunteers, the Medway Volunteer Network will not only help you engage with potential helpers but also offers a range of support to help develop the support you offer to your volunteers. 

Medway Neurological Network fully engages with the Medway Volunteers Network, and other MVA intitiatives, such as celebrating National Volunteers Week, see to the left our Volunteers Tree in Rochester cathedral.  For more information please go to our Activities tab.

Involving Medway

The Involving Medway Pilot, supplied by Red Zebra, was launched on 29th March 2017, and is designed to encourage people to get involved with and help make decisions about health provision in the Medway. The one-year pilot project is funded by Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and MVA are working with a range of partners to support the delivery of this pilot.  

Involving Medway has organised a series of engagement events, most notable for Medway Neurological Network (MNN) those providing information/ consultation on the Sustainability and Transformation Programme and assocaited Medway Model. These changes to the provision of health and social care promise to deliver much better integration of these services.  MNN is working towards ensuring that the Medway Model delivers a BETTER service for those affected by a neurological condition, hopefully by the creation of a one-stop Neurological Hub.
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