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Formerly the Central Newborn Network & Trent Perinatal Network.  The EMNODN is one of some 11 clinically managed Operational Delivery Networks (ODNs) for neonatal services in England.  Neonatal Networks were formed following recommendations from the Department of Health in 2003 and their objective is to ensure that babies and their families receive high quality care which is equitable and accessible for all.

Neonatal ODNs are the key central point for clinicians and nursing staff to communicate and collaborate.

There are 11 neonatal units within the EMNODN.   These units work closely together in order to provide care for babies born within their area who require specialist neonatal services.

The key aims of our ODN are;

  • To provide care as close as home as possible

  • To promote and share best practice

  • To ensure families are involved in all care that they receive and that they are provided with clear and consistent information and support

  • To monitor service and clinical quality against national standards

  • To develop, implement and monitor neonatal clinical pathways

  • To develop neonatal workforce strategies in order to develop services which are sustainable for the future

  • To develop and implement neonatal clinical practice guidelines

  • To provide a neonatal education program which is accessible for all clinical staff   

    Further information about our Networks can be found in our information leaflets below;