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The Network was formally established in August 2007 to:-

• Identify and communicate a regional vision and service delivery model for Critical Care services in SE Wales sharing this with NHS Trusts, Commissioners and other clinical networks.

• Identify strategic planning and commissioning priorities within the region

• Develop a common performance framework to monitor equitable service delivery and achievement of the quality requirements

• Audit clinical outcomes against guidelines and quality requirements

• Develop common standards and protocols for consistent use within the region

• Identify the current use of critical care resources within the Region

• Act as the specific and expert resource for commissioners to provide an expert source of knowledge and service intelligence to identify service models and promote effective commissioning.

• Work together to manage demand and capacity, promote new ways of working and the use of evidence based practice

• Drive clinical quality improvement work across all critical care units and support network work groups and professional groups, promoting this within and across all relevant organisations

• Maintain strong clinical engagement to enable improvements in practice and co-operating between units

• Liaise with other regional and national networks and critical care groups as appropriate.

The Network will develop and oversee the implementation of a Critical Care Strategy for the South East Wales region in order to ensure achievement of the Welsh Assembly Government's Quality Requirements for Adult Critical Care within three strategic frameworks up to 2015.

The Network has established an organisational structure which includes providers and commissioners of Critical Care Services to ensure a co-ordinated and consistent approach to the development of Critical Care Services, ensuring the effective and efficient use of all resources within the Network.