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West Midlands Paediatric Anaesthetic Network (PAN)

The PAN was established in 2003, to address the issues relating to the safe delivery of paediatric anaesthetic services.   Meetings are held 3 times a year and Annual Study Days organised (usually in February or March).

The network provides a forum within which paediatric anaesthetists can share issues and problems with other anaesthetists from both specialist and non-specialist units.

Membership includes the lead anaesthetists for paediatric anaesthesia from all the Trusts (who provide children’s services) within the West Midlands and the wider ‘Partners in Paediatrics’ area - which includes East Cheshire. 

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Network for Designated Professionals

In previous years, PiP has facilitated a Network for Designated Professionals.

The main objectives were to:

Provide clinical leadership to local child safeguarding systems 

Provide a consistent, strategic approach to child safeguarding in the fields of assurance, training, supervision and the provision of advice and support

Provide peer support, share and promote good practice

In light of recent changes within NHS England, discussions have taken place with the Regional Lead for Safeguarding.  The organisation of the Forum for Designated Professionals covering Hereford & Worcester, the Black Country, Birmingham & Solihull and Coventry & Warwickshire and Shropshire & Staffordshire is to be decided.  It is anticipated that the/these Forum/s will have sub-groups, which will cover wider issues relating to CEPOD and CSE.  

It has been agreed that PiP will continue to liaise with NHS England colleagues to support the work of the Forum/s, and the clinicians working in safeguarding across the region.  This is in the latest Work Plan agreed at the last Board meeting held on 15th July 2015.

Further updates will be provided in due course.





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"PiP has a lot of credibility amongst paediatricians and health care professionals. Working in collaboration, members have consistently established clinical networks in a number of speciality areas."

Jonathan Howell, Consultant in Public Health

"I have worked closely with PiP over a number of years, and their work has been highly influential in developing networks, both nationally and regionally".

Hilary Cass, Former President, RCPCH

"….the upskilling was excellent. The master classes covered the management of children’s acute care and everyday health problems..."

Staffordshire Moorlands GP

"PiP has raised the profile of Child Sexual Abuse across the region, encouraging, training and supporting clinicians to work in this sensitive and challenging area..."

Cheryl Sherratt - Assistant Director of Nursing (Quality and Safety)

"The Paediatric Anaesthetic Network (PAN) provides a great forum for discussion and sharing problems and ideas with like-minded people working in different hospitals."

Richard Crombie, Co-chair of the Network.

"Tēnā koutou - greetings from New Zealand...the approach PiP has adopted in the development of clinical networks....has helped inform initiatives now implemented in New Zealand’s child & youth health sector". 

Mollie Wilson, CEO , Paediatric Society of New Zealand

"I can trust the PiP 'Brand' to deliver high quality education".

Consultant Anaesthetist (attendee at Study Day)