The network’s Launch Meeting was held on Monday 25th September at Manchester Airport Radisson Blu. The successful event was attended by representatives from 31 Health Care Providers and 9 patient/lay groups, providing an invaluable opportunity for clinicians and service user representatives to discuss their expectations of the network and how these can be measured. As well as the plenary presentations, there were smaller breakout sessions where network members discussed and made plans for the Teaching and Training, Research and Registries workpackages. All presentations and papers relating to the Launch Meeting have been uploaded to the Collaborative Portal. Thank you to everyone who travelled to Manchester from far and wide to make the event such a success.