Our Aims

The objectives for the Surgery in Children Operational Delivery Networks were outlined as part of the review of paediatric services delivered by NHS England & NHS Improvement; these were summarised as:

Improve quality of care
• Concentrate work appropriately
• Improve equitable access to services
• Ensure appropriate services are 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

Photo taken at Yeovil District Hospital

You can read our network reports if you would like to learn more about our aims and achievements.