Purpose of the Group

​​Key Documents

​Meeting Minutes


30th October 2018

Poster created by Kimberley Hamilton, Lecturer Practitioner Seahorse PICU Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Jackie Fulton Senior Staff Nurse PICU Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust,  Usha Chandran Lecturer Practitioner PICU St Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Presented at the Paediatric Intensive Care Society Conference in September 2018 around the Development of Paediatric Critical Care Trauma Competencies (PCCTC) for Paediatric Critical Care (PCC) Nurses

​​25th October 2017

​We are pleased to report that the National Major Trauma and Burns Clinical Reference Group met this week and fully support the inclusion of APLS as a Level 2 compliant educational programme in relation to the ‘Emergency Trauma Nurse/Allied Health Professional’ NHS England quality indicator for paediatric major trauma patients.

Can we please draw your attention to the  statement, attached, which sets out how this should be applied and the rationale. Please feel free to disseminate this widely within your networks. In brief detail:


Paediatric registered nurses/AHPs that have successfully completed the Advanced Paediatric Life Support course since April 2016 will be deemed compliant with the level 2 NMTNG educational standard in relation to the ‘Emergency Trauma Nurse/Allied Health Professional’ NHS England quality indictor for paediatric major trauma patients.

We would also like to extend our thanks to the NMTNG Paediatric sub-group who led on this important piece of work.

19th July 2019

We are delighted to annouce the publication of the paediatric ward and paediatric critical care competencies which, have been approved by the Major Trauma and Burns CRG.  This is the culmination of 2 years of work by the paediatric sub group in collaboration with the Paediatric Intensive Care Society.  Our thanks to all of those members who worked tirelessly in the development of these competencies. 

This work is a significant step forward in defining expected competence in clinical practice for paediatric trauma and should inform the development of educational pathways in both MTC's and TU's.  


The aim of the paediatric sub group is to help shape the future of paediatric trauma nurses as a recognised sub-speciality area of expertise and practise within the wider group of trauma nursing The paediatric sub-group will provide clinical expertise in paediatric nursing for the NMTNG.

The paediatric sub-group will provide advice and recommendations to relevant individuals and bodies, including commissioners, to inform the national paediatric trauma agenda and standards setting.

Objectives: The key objectives of the sub-group are:

a. To engage all those involved in the provision of paediatric nursing services to severely injured children and young people to produce improvements in care

b. To share common issues and best practice in Paediatric Nursing

c. To develop standards for paediatric trauma nursing throughout the child’s or young person’s pathway.

d. The sub-group will advise on local, regional and national, guidance, best practise and commissioning on issues related to paediatric trauma nursing.

e. The sub-group will advise the NMTNG on issues pertinent to the care of the child and young person.