As Clinical lead for Level 1 and Level 2 Critical Care delivery in DGHs, I am constantly amazed by the high quality of care already being delivered within the network. Though there is still is scope to reduce variation and inefficiency whilst building on individual good practice through data sharing, education etc.
This is achievable, as amply demonstrated by the enthusiastic collaboration amongst network members whilst developing guidelines, their enthusiasm in submitting data and in responding to audits! The ODN has also shown that sharing of education and skills can be bi-directional. The ODN is breaking new ground in bringing together a patient experience group for Level 1 and Level 2 Critical care.
We aim to maintain this enthusiasm and momentum in preparation for the next stage in the evolution of our network – integrating with central educational bodies and other similar-minded ODNs.