Severn Spinal Network

Severn Regional Spinal Network

The Severn Regional Spinal Network was set up in 2017 to manage and influence care for spinal patients in the Severn Region. Our Network is one of 14 spinal networks nationally. The network aims to ensure that, when needed, spinal patients are able to access an appropriate service in a timely manner with quality and safety assured throughout the appropriate pathway.  The network serves both adult and paediatric spinal services.


The Severn Regional Spinal Network Strategic Priorities

In collaboration with the spinal services clinical leads, commissioners, providers and other stakeholders in the spinal care pathway, our priorities are to:

  • Make improvements in quality of spinal services and outcomes for patients across the Severn Region
  • Promote developments in spinal care pathways to spread best practice across the Severn Region
  • Maximise availability of spinal care resources and minimise delays in access
  • Minimise the requirement for spinal care


Working Together

The network fosters collaborative working across organisations including primary, community, secondary and tertiary care and local commissioners. This collaborative approach creates a network configuration more closely aligned to the patient’s pathway than traditional organisational boundaries and enables co-operative working and collective responsibility in the commissioning and provision of equitable, high quality and effective services.

The Severn Regional Spinal Network includes Southmead Hospital and Musgrove Park Hospital as adult hub centres which have a spinal on-call service 24/7, with the spinal partner NHS hospitals being Gloucester Royal Infirmary and Royal United Hospital Bath.  Non-spinal partner NHS hospitals are Bristol Royal Infirmary, Cheltenham General Hospital, Weston General Hospital, and Yeovil District Hospital.

The Bristol Royal Hospital for Children is the regional hub for paediatric spinal conditions, and Musgrove Park Hospital treats children who do not require admission to a paediatric intensive care peri-operatively.

Independent providers undertaking elective NHS spinal work perform this at private hospitals including Bristol Spire Hospital, Nuffield Hospital Bristol, Circle Hospital Bath, BMI Bath Clinic, BMI Ridgway Hospital, Winfield Hospital Gloucester, Nuffield Hospital Cheltenham, Somerset Surgical Services, Nuffield Hospital Taunton and Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre.


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