What is a Neonatal Network

What is a Neonatal Network

What we do

The South West Neonatal Network is one of 12 Clinically Managed Operational Delivery Networks for Neonatal Services in the UK.  It was brought together as a formal non statutory organisation following recommendations from the Department of Health to ensure babies and their families receive high quality, equitable, accessible and clinically effective neonatal care.

Neonatal Networks are a key central point of for clinical communication and collaboration.   We provide advice to NHS Trusts and Commissioners on all aspects of neonatal care with a particular focus on the delivery of high quality services to ensure babies and mothers receive their care as close to home as possible.

Our Network is governed by an Executive Board that meets quarterly.  It is made up of elected clinical and managerial neonatal representatives from across the region and key partners including maternity and child health, commissioning and parent representatives.  The Board governs the Neonatal Network Team and oversees the work of Advisory and Working Groups that are established as part of the Network structure.  To see the current Network structure, the Board membership and Terms of Reference under which it operates please click here.

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