The Network is a national managed clinical network and has a remit to look at equity of care across Scotland. The objectives for the Network are as follows:
- To deliver high quality care to children and adolescents with differences of sex development in Scotland.
- To be patient centred and deliver seamless care between organisations and professional groups.
- To contribute to the setting of standards and to audit the care provided.
The key benefits of the MCN to patients are:
- Named clinicians at the major centres in Scotland who, as a group, have considerable expertise in the diagnosis and management of genital anomalies enabling better initial and subsequent management.
- Increased equity of care across Scotland so that high quality care can be delivered as locally to the patient as possible. The MCN audits standards to ensure they are maintained across the country.
- Patients, parents and health care staff across Scotland have access to consistent evidence based standards of care and information.