About The Network

The North West Paediatric Neurosciences Network was established in August 2014.  This was in response to the ‘Safe and Sustainable Neurosurgical Review’ and subsequent documents:

  • Children’s Neuroscience Networks (for the Neurosurgical child):A Framework for services in England – February 2012
  • Children’s Neuroscience Networks (for the Neurosurgical child): Specification Standards – February 2012

NHS England

NHS England Commissions all services provided by specialised paediatric neurosciences centres.  Nationally there are about 4,500 children each year have neurosurgical interventions.

There are 18 specialised centres in England, with 2 of the Paediatric Hospitals being located in the North West, forming the Paediatric Neurosciences Network.  NHS England has services specifications in place for:

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology
  • Neurodisability
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Neurosciences ODN

Further information can be found on https://www.england.nhs.uk/