Imaging Network

The Cheshire & Merseyside Imaging Network (C&MIN) has been set up as a programme of change since 2016, working to ensure imaging services are sustainable into the future.

The following 13 Hospital Trusts across Cheshire and Merseyside are members of the Imaging Network:

  • Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
  • Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • East Cheshire NHS Trust
  • Liverpool Heart & Chest NHS Foundation Trust
  • Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust
  • The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
  • Warrington & Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was developed and signed by all 13 Trusts. They have, via their executive teams and Trust boards, accepted that maintaining the status quo is not an option and that it is essential that we establish an imaging network across Cheshire & Merseyside. However, no decision has yet been taken on the form or function of the network beyond the desire and commitment to establish a robust approach to develop a compelling future state vision, roadmap for change and associated business case(s). This requires colleagues across the participating Trusts to engage in good faith to help shape our C&MIN future for the benefit of patients, fellow colleagues, Trusts and taxpayers.

What is the Cheshire and Merseyside Imaging Network (CMIN) doing?

With the publication of ‘ pdf Transforming imaging services in England: a national strategy for imaging networks (1.52 MB) ’ in November 2019, C&MIN are now in a position to start deciding what the form or function of the network will look like. The transitional management team (TMT) which meets monthly to oversee the progress of the transformation programme, will work together with key stakeholders to develop a compelling future state vision and roadmap for change. From 2020 there will be opportunities for interested parties to be involved in the development of the networks strategy.

The network has drafted its vision and values and is currently leading change through pdf six programmes of work (497 KB)

  • Cancer priority pathway
  • Clinical transformation
  • Data analytics
  • Digital delivery
  • Procurement
  • Workforce and quality.

Find out more information about the progress made to date by these six programmes of work against the key objectives for the imaging network, and learn more about the imaging network team who are helping to drive these developments.

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