South West Surgery in Children Network

The South West Surgery in Children Operational Delivery Network (SW SIC ODN) is one of 10 Operational Delivery Networks for Surgery in Children that are being established across England to provide response and support to deliver the outcomes of the national Paediatric Review.

The diagram below outlines the proposed national footprint for Operational Delivery Networks across England; these networks are currently in different stages of development however all are working together collaboratively to facilitate a national network for Surgery in Children and meet regularly to discuss priorities and shared ways of working.


The objectives for the Surgery in Children Operational Delivery Networks were outlined as part of the review and are summarised as:

  • Improve quality of care
    • Concentrate work appropriately
    • Improve equitable access to services
    • Ensure appropriate services available
  • Reduce Variation in care
    • Network driven standards
    • Network driven clinical pathways
  • Increase safe staffing
    • Consolidate skills and expertise
    • Sustainable work force
  • Deliver best value for the SW and the NHS
    • Sustainable Model of service
    • Reduce unnecessary surgery in specialist centre
    • Optimise existing resources
  • Reduce gaps and duplication in provision

Please also see the South West Surgery in Children website for more information.