North West Paediatric Critical Care, Surgery in Children, Long Term Ventilation Operational Delivery Network Hub

The North West Paediatric Critical Care, Surgery in Children, Long Term Ventilation Operational Delivery Network (NW PCC SiC LTV ODN) aims to provide impartial clinical advice and expertise to all providers and commissioners across the North West of England (Cheshire and Mersey, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria), North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The ODN funding and governance arrangements are provided by North West NHS England.   The ODN is hosted jointly by Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH) and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital (AHCH)  with finance and human resources support being provided by RMCH.

It aims to develop equitable and high standard services to children and young people across the region.

Paediatric Critical Care

PCC

Paediatric Critical Care

Children in Surgery

SiC

Surgery in Children

Long Term Ventilation

LTV

Long Term Ventilation

FAQs

What is an ODN?

An ODN is an Operational Delivery Network. ODNs were established in April 2013, following the publication of the NHS England Strategy ‘Developing Operational Delivery Networks: The Way Forward’. They cover specialised services which span geographical areas where patient pathways often flow across a number of service interdependencies and organisations. ODNs focus on coordinating these pathways between providers to ensure consistent, equitable access to specialist resources and expertise.

The North West Paediatric Critical Care, Surgery in Children and Long Term Ventilation Operational Delivery Network (NW PCC SiC LTV ODN) aims to provide impartial clinical advice and expertise to all providers and commissioners across the North West of England (Cheshire and Mersey, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria), North Wales and the Isle of Man.

Who are the Core ODN Team?

Project SupportThe core ODN team are below.

Joanna McBride – Network Director – North West PCC SiC LTV Operational Delivery Network

Helen Blakesley – Network Manager North West PCC SiC LTV and MT Operational Delivery Network

Lead Nurses

Lucy Allton – Lead Nurse North West  PCC SiC Operational Delivery Network

Elaine O’Brien – Lead Nurse North West LTV Operational Delivery Network

Data Analyst

Kate Atkinson – Data Analyst North West PCC SiC LTV Operational Delivery Network

ODN Project Support Officers

Louise King – Project Support North West PCC LTV Operational Delivery Network

Jo Birkmyre – Project Support North West SiC  Operational Delivery Network and PA to Network Director

How do I contact the Team?

You can get in touch using this main email ODN.office@mft.nhs.uk

Where can I find clinical guidelines and pathways?

This website has a document library which lists all available documentation for the ODN. You can find this by visiting the ODN Documents page

ODN Providers

The NW PCC SiC LTV ODN serves a population of circa 7.3 million of which approximately there are 1.5 million children under the age of 16 years old covering an area of 14,165 km.

Governance Structure

Please click on the image to view the PCC SiC LTV ODN Governance Structure

The VAST Programme

Valuing all staff together

The VAST Programme is the ODN’s response to the aims of the Respiratory Surge in Children Programme. The ODN recognised that it is crucial to understand the ongoing effects of the pandemic, including how they affect personnel and services, to meet the current and future demand for children’s services. This included any changes to service delivery and their effects on staff resilience and well-being.

About the ODN Hub

The North West Paediatric Critical Care, Surgery in Children, Long Term Ventilation Operational Delivery Network aims to develop equitable and high standard services to children and young people across the region. In order to offer assurance to providers and commissioners the four key success factors as set out in ‘Developing Operational Delivery Networks: The  Way Forward’ (2012):

  • Improved access to and egress to/from services at the right time
  • Improved operational consistency
  • Improved outcomes for children and young people
  • Increased productivity

The aim of the ODN is to embed a joint approach to delivery of services across pathways of patient care. Working collaboratively with key stakeholders and service users in commissioning and delivery infrastructures, and the ODN will provide leadership for the development of sustainable, affordable, and high-quality services.

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