Networks are playing an increasingly important role in delivering safe surgical services for children in differnt regions about the UK and Ireland. Networks strive to support each hospital and anaesthetist who delivers children's anaesthesia and surgery, and ensure that children have care delivered in the right place, in a timely way and by clinicians with up to date training and skills. As well as Paediatric anaesthetic networks, each region usually has a paediatric critical care and surgical network and these should work together to achieve the above goals.
Below is an attempt to define the current networks within the UK and Ireland and provide some further information about each.
SPAN - Scottish Paediatric Anaesthetic Network
PAGW - Paediatric Anaesthetic Group of Wales
NIPAN - Northen Ireland Paediatric Anaesthetic Network
IPAN - Ireland Paediatric Anaesthetic Network
SWACA - South West Association of Children's Anaesthetists
WACA - Wessex Association of Children's Anaesthetists
SEPAP - South East Paediatric anaesthetic Partnership
Thames PAG - Thames Paediatric Anaesthetic Group
OxRPAG - Oxford Regional Paediatric anaesthetic Group
East of England
PAN-WM - Paediatric Anaesthetic Network -West Midlands
NWPAG - North West Paediatric Anaesthetic Group
NEPAN - North East Paediatric Anaesthetic Network
YPAN - Yorkshire Paediatric anaesthetic Network