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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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