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NICE - Invite to Trauma Guidelines Consultation


Trauma Clinical Guidelines

Dear Stakeholder

I am writing to you regarding the NICE guideline on Trauma Service Delivery. The development of the draft Trauma service delivery scope has now begun and we want to ensure that you are aware of the key forthcoming dates:


Scope consultation:                                                             13 September – 11 October 2013


Guideline development group (GDG) recruitment:          13 September – 11 October 2013


Stakeholder workshop:                                                       6 November 2013 (am, London venue:TBC)


All registered stakeholders will be alerted to the consultation and how to respond on 13 September 2013 by email. An email invite for the Stakeholder workshop will be sent to all registered stakeholders as soon as possible. Please alert any of your members who may be interested in contributing via your organisation to these dates.

Background to Trauma commissions


There are 5 Trauma guidelines being developed concurrently, as outlined below. Therefore,  the process will be slightly different to our usual one, with the stakeholder consultation taking place prior to the stakeholder workshop. The small changes to process will help maximise stakeholder engagement, ensure that the gaps or overlaps among the different guidance topics are addressed and that the final guidance produced is complementary and consistent.


The Scoping process for the Trauma Service Delivery guideline has now begun.If you are not already registered for any of the Trauma topics and wish to be, please register on the NICE website here


The scoping process for the following topics has already taken place, and the final agreed scopes are now available on the NICE website.


1.    Fractures (non-complex)– diagnosis, management and follow up of fractures (excluding head and hip, pelvis, open and spinal)

2.    Spinal injury assessment– assessment and imaging of patients at high risk of spinal injury

3.    Major Trauma – assessment and management of airway, breathing and ventilation, circulation, haemorrhage and temperature control

4.    Complex fractures – Assessment and management of complex fractures (including pelvic fractures and open fractures of limbs)





Elaine Clydesdale

Guidelines Coordinator

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

10 SpringGardens | London SW1A 2BU

Tel: 44 (0)20 7045 2118 | Fax: 44 (0)845 003 778




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