Trauma Unit Peer Reviews 2016


11 Trauma Units (TU) in England were visited between 6th and 16th September 2016 with 1 postponed until further notice. The North Wales visits took place on the 2nd and 3rd November 2016. Each visit was performed by a trained review panel with varying representation from clinicians, managers, network representatives, rehabilitation coordinators and nurses. Each visit took around 3 hours and involved reviewers checking evidence against each measure, a SWOT presentation from the TU, question session with TU representatives, which varied from unit to unit, but generally included representatives from ED, Surgery, Anaesthetics, T&O, Radiology, Nursing, Therapies and Management. Draft reports were written by the reviewing team with final reports published on TQuINs, other than the North Wales reports, this process is not mandatory in Wales and are therefore not supported by TQuINs. The North Wales Units requested they undertake the same process as the England Units and their reports were sent to their Health Board and saved on an individual system