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 - 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
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