What We Do

The purpose of the South West Critical Care Network is to provide a high quality, responsive and patient focussed service that provides a seamless transition of care for the Critical care patient from ward and acute care and on through to rehabilitation.
The geographical spread of the South West Critical Care Network (SWCCN) makes it one of the largest single networks in England covering 9 hospital Trusts and 16 Intensive Care Units from Cheltenham to Truro.

The distance of one end of the Network to the other is 205 miles and time to travel between sites is considerable given the rural nature of much of the region and limited motorway coverage in the far South West. Many of the hospitals are over 50 miles apart

click here for South West Guidelines and Policies

Clinical Forum - SWCCN - part 1

Here is the first part of the video from the Clinical Forum held on the 17th May 2023

Please see below for part 2.


Clinical Forum - SWCCN - part 2

Here is the second part of the video from the Clinical Forum held on the 17th May 2023

for further information, please email swccn@uhbw.nhs.uk


New STRICT Transfer Video

Introduction to the new STRICT transfer video produced by David Cain and the SWCCN transfer team.

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Critical Care Stocktake

In June this year, a national critical care stocktake was undertaken which highlighted a number of areas for consideration for our network both now and in the future. Such issues

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National Critical Care News

Critical Care Nurse Education A national investment of £10 million has been provided to support access for critical care registered nursing staff to undertake a national standard critical care course, two

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26th Jun 2024


SWCCN Board and Lead Nurse Meetings

Lead nurse and Board meetings for the SWCCN

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02nd Jul 2024



Meeting of the AHP group over MS Teams.

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02nd Jul 2024

10am to 2pm

Advancing Critical Care Practice - Learning events

Several online learning events organised by our Outreach Group for Advancing Practice

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