• Welcome!


    Here you will find the latest intelligence on networks, you can connect to other health and social care networks in a learning community, you can access resources that help you ‘take the temperature’ of your network and decide how you can be even more effective by seeing what other networks are doing, and provide you with ‘know how’ to help you make the best contribution to your network.
  • A Networked World

    A Networked World

    ‘In a complex and increasingly connected world, movements and networks are cornerstones of the organizational strategy of the future. They are the best way to bring about massive, scalable and sustained social impact.’
    Brown (2015)
  • Networks are Growing

    Networks are Growing

    ‘Becoming familiar with the power of networks and the skills in leading networks is critical for any leader now. In our world of ambiguity, complexity and variation, we need networks more than ever. They will bring clarity to complexity. They will bring capacity to deal with uncertainty and help sense-making.’
    Prof Rob Webster, Chief Exec, South West Yorkshire Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust.(2016)
  • Developing Networks that Work

    Developing Networks that Work

    ‘Networks are really becoming a cultural meme in their own right. We could even argue, is this the birth of a new movement, is this the birth of ‘networkism’?”
    Manuel Lima (2012)
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Register for your account on the Source4Networks platform Register here

How to use the Source4Networks website - blog 1

This is the first of several blogs which cover how to use the new source 4 networks website. 

Carol Read RN/MSc

The role of network leadership is challenging and exciting, bringing together a community of individuals to make change happen and stimulate best practice.  What this website will share is the work of others in similar roles across health, social care, charity and independent sectors through case studies, intelligence, thought pieces and provide a suite of diagnostic tools to help your network fly.  It would be great if you could join us on the journey and help build the resources through case studies, intelligence and blogging about your experience. Contact the team through the website and tell us your story.

The website has been put together based on good practice, learning from other websites and by user-centred design. Furthermore we constantly strive to make this site the best possible resource for network leaders and welcome your constructive feedback and suggestions for additional content.

The home page

Everyone will be at different stages in their journey as a network leader, therefore it is worth reviewing the video on the home page to gain understanding of the concept of network leadership.

The twitter feed is live on the front page where you can follow us @source4networks. We will be running tweet chats which can contribute to continuous professional development (CPD).  The first one will be on the 31st July when we consider ‘what do we understand about the role of the network leader?’  We Nurses will be supporting our tweet chats and if you have not been involved in one before it is worth checking out their helpful guide.

The link to the frequently asked questions (FAQs) is where you will the answers to questions asked so far.  If you register on this page we will send updates on the website and you can add your questions too.

The next blog will take you through the learning space and resources pages.

home resources


Here you will find case studies, and the latest intelligence on networks, as well as events for network leaders.


Do you have a question about how to organise your network? Maybe you want to share some great practice?

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Use our dynamic set of tools with your network, to understand how your network is developing and where to improve.