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Paediatric Neurology Clinical Network

Purpose of the Network

The purpose of this Clinical Network is to support multidisciplinary teams who work across NGO, primary, secondary and tertiary services, to deliver best practice care in the treatment of children with neurological conditions throughout New Zealand.

Children's Neurology or Paediatric Neurology refers to a specialised branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and management of neurological conditions in children from birth to adolescence. The discipline of Paediatric Neurology encompasses childhood diseases and disorders of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system and autonomic nervous system.

The care of children with neurological conditions is delivered in a wide range of settings. With tertiary paediatric neurology centres in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland this Network aims to enhance co-ordinated management across the entire continuum of care. A key part of the workforce is education and development.

Currently the network is supporting the development of the following guidelines:

This network is in the early stages of development. A Clinical Reference Group (CRG) has been formed to facilitate the network. The members of the Clinical Reference Group are:

With support from the Paediatric Society of New Zealand

Our Terms of Reference can be viewed here.

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