Purpose of the Group

​Key Documents

​Meeting Minutes



  • ​​2nd December 2017:

We are pleased to announce the publication of the NMTNG Adult Critical Care and Adult Trauma Ward competencies which are supported by the National Major Trauma and Burns CRG. This is the culmination of over 12 months of work by the adult ward and adult critical care sub-groups. We would also like to thank CC3N with whom the adult critical care sub-group worked collaboratively in producing the adult critical care competencies. 

The Adult Critical Care sub group of the National Major Trauma Nursing Group (NMTNG) is made up of experienced clinical nursing experts.

The groups aim is to;

  • shape the future of critical care trauma nursing by setting standards
  • provide specialist knowledge and expertise on major trauma to critical care nurses
  • identify the management and care needs of this diverse patient population
  • empower nurses to be skilled and knowledgeable
  • develop patient centred care focusing on their experiences
  • engaging with all those involved in the provision of adult trauma care
  • collaborative working with key organisations
  • provide a advisory role to the NMTNG and partners on pertinent adult trauma issues
  • share evidence based practice; providing a synergy between guidelines, research and clinical expertise

The adult critical care trauma competencies have been developed as a “bolt-on” to the existing nationally recognised critical care educational framework step documents.

All critical care nurses working within adult critical care units in major trauma centres and trauma units are recommended to work through these specialist competencies to ensure the nursing care they provide is contemporaneous and exemplary.