South West Burns Clinical Network

The South West Burns Clinical Network (SWBCN) is a regional network of five designated specialised burn care services located in the South West of England and South/Mid Wales. Our aim is to enhance and standardise the delivery of care to adult and paediatric patients who have suffered a burn injury or a skin loss condition.

The SWBCN delivers a programme of care to meet BBA National Standards for Provision of Adult and Paediatric Burn Care (2023), as commissioned by NHS England Specialised Service Specification for Burn Services (Adults) and (Children). Our aim is to ensure outcomes and quality standards are met and that evidence based patient pathways are agreed and implemented from the point of injury to rehabilitation.

We ensure burn services within the Network are working to the same principles and to the same standards for patient benefit and ensure patients are referred to the most appropriate burn care service within the region for the severity of their burn, based on national burn care referral guidance.