burn care services

The LSEBN is one of four clinical networks for specialised burn care in England and Wales. Each year, we receive referrals for around 9,000 adults and children, with many going-on to receive specialised in-patient care. Around 50 of these cases involve severe and complex injuries, requiring intensive care.

There are five, recognised or designated hospitals for specialised burns in the network: 

other burn networks

The population of England and Wales is served by four burn care networks. In addition to the LSEBN, they are: 


The four burn networks work collaboratively on a number of important national projects.

The National Burns Network Group has agreed a Work Programme and Terms of Reference.

NHS England

The commissioning arrangements for specialised burn care is managed by NHS England. The LSEBN covers a large geographical area and falls across three NHS England Regions.

Each NHS region is responsible for healthcare commissioning and delivery across their area, and they provide professional leadership for the following functions: finance, nursing, medical, specialised commissioning, patients and information, human resources and organisational development, and assurance and delivery.


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