A policy report No hospital is an island – learning from the acute care collaborations,
highlights initial learnings from the acute care collaboration established in as part of the new
care models programme. This includes the Neuro Network, centred on the Walton Centre.
• High satisfaction with the nursing advice line and Integrated Neuro Nurse Specialist project
• The Neuro Network’s Consultant Advice Line has reduced the need for outpatient referrals,
leading to significant cost savings
• The direct replicability of some of the models such as the Neuro Network may be limited
because of their unique nature