In July 2015 the National Major Trauma Nursing Group was convened to form a national forum for trauma nursing.    

The aim of the group is to help shape the future of trauma nursing as a recognised sub-speciality area of expertise and practice. 

The group will provide clinical expertise in trauma nursing to identify components that require a consistent approach across the national trauma systems. The group will provide advice and recommendations to relevant individuals and bodies, including commissioners, to inform the national trauma agenda and standards setting. 


The NMTNG is made up of over 150 members, representing England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales with a wide range of expertise that include Emergency Department, Critical Care, Trauma & Paediatric Nurses,  Ward Sisters, Ward Managers, Network Leads, Practice Development Nurses and Nurse Coordinators.  The group also has representation from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and the Critical Care National Network Nurse Leads Forum (CC3N). 


NMTNG structure:






NMTNG - Paediatric sub-group

Chair - Lorrie Lawton, Consultant Nurse, Paediatric ED, King's College Hospital, London

​Vice-Chair - Caroline Rushmer, Paediatric Major Trauma Specialist Practitioner, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital​

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NMTNG 

Chair - Robert Pinate, Consultant Nurse, ED, University College London Hospitals

​Vice-Chair - Andrea Hargreaves, Matron, ED, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire

NMTNG - Rehabilitation sub-group

Chair - Stephen Friend, Consultant Physiotherapist in Major Trauma, St Georges University Hospital, London

​Vice-Chair - Aimee White, Paediatric Major Trauma Rehabilitation Coordinator, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

NMTNG - Adult Critical Care sub-group

Chair - Dawn Moss, Sister, Lead for Education & Training in Critical Care, ​University Hospital North Midlands

​Vice-Chair - Orla Morgan, Senior Nurse Critical Care, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

NMTNG - Peri-Operative sub-group

Chair - Amy Cauldwell, Team Leader for Emergency Theatres, Nottingham University Hospital

​Vice-Chair - Jay Stacey, Major Trauma Practitioner, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwick 

NMTNG - Adult Ward sub-group

Chair - Claire Marks, Lead Major Trauma Centre Coordinator, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

​Vice-Chair - Sharon Budd, Trauma Coordinator, Royal Derby Hospital