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  • 09 Nov 2017 9:00 AM | Andrew Ormerod (Administrator)



    Trauma Care Research Grants 


    Trauma Care was founded in 1996 to address the need for commonly agreed standards of best clinical practice in the management of trauma. We aim to improve the outcome of the trauma victim by establishing best practice throughout the whole chain of care. We achieve this through education, research and publishing. 

    To facilitate high quality trauma research, Trauma Care offers small research grants to support research and innovation in this subject area. The total fund available is £5,000 per annum, which will be allocated to one or more research projects, depending on a competitive process of application. 

    The research grant can be used to support any aspect of the study including but not limited to salary costs; statistical support; equipment; patient and public involvement; and transcription costs. 

    Applications for funding are invited from doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and students who are members of Trauma Care. Applications can be submitted from research groups, but the lead applicant must be a member of Trauma Care.

    The lead applicant need not have any previous research experience, but adequate supervision and mentorship must be in place. Within the research team there should be an individual who has experience of supervising researchers and who will act as the applicant’s supervisor. 

    If you are a novice researcher who would like to apply but you are not part of a group and do not know anyone who would be willing to act as a supervisor, please contact Jason Smith (jasonesmith@nhs.net) and we will attempt to put you in touch with a suitable supervisor. 

    Studies with a strong multidisciplinary element will be looked upon favourably.  Ideally the project should have patient and public involvement. The study can involve primary or secondary research.

    At the end of the project the successful applicants will be asked to present their work at the annual Trauma Care Conference. The grant will be administered by Trauma Care (TraumaCareadmin@uhb.nhs.uk). 

    The two deadlines per year will be end of February and end of August. The next deadline is therefore 28 Feb 2018.

    If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact: Professor Jason Smith at jasonesmith@nhs.net

    Download the Application Form

  • 27 Sep 2017 2:24 PM | Andrew Ormerod (Administrator)

    With a possible career in Anaesthetics or general practice in mind, I wanted to plan my elective to give me a broad medical and surgical experience, but in a different setting with its own challenges.

    The Solomon Islands is a large archipelago in the pacific, north-east of Australia. The country has had a turbulent history, having been occupied by the Japanese during WW2, and with a recent civil war in the early 2000s. The archipelago consists of ~900 islands, with a total population of around 653, 000 (2017), but with an especially young population this is rapidly increasing. The capital is Honiara, with the next biggest provincial centre, Gizo, 230 miles away. 


    Gizo hospital, serving around 140,000 people, is a 60-bed facility which was built in 2012 by the Japanese. The previous hospital was nearly destroyed in the April 2007 Tsunami which devastated the islands. 4 doctors work in the hospital, 3 local and 1 on rotation for 9 weeks at a time from Sydney. They are supported by a team of roughly 60 nurses and healthcare assistants, many of whom are able to do far more than their UK counterparts.


    I spent the majority of my time in the Accident and Emergency department, helping the Australian Doctor. There were a huge variety of presentations, including a large number of minor cases such as UTIs and unknown pregnancies, due to reduced resources, a reduced level of health education, and the lack of primary care system. At the more serious end of the scale, there were lots of presentations of Malaria and dengue, along with cases of pneumonia, heart failure (particularly due to rheumatic heart disease) and traumatic sport and occupational injuries.

    What impressed me most, was how the 2 main local doctors succeeded in being incredible “jack-of-all trades”. From deliveries, Caesarean sections, removing ectopic pregnancies, amputations, debridements, running outpatients, paediatrics and the medical wards, this broad based training and practice is very different to the UK, but is ideally suited to the environment they work in.

    Overall I am really glad I chose the Solomon Islands for my elective, as it has given me a diverse sense of medicine in a rural, developing community and am really grateful to Trauma Care for supporting me financially.


  • 02 Aug 2017 3:15 PM | Andrew Ormerod (Administrator)

    TRAUMA CARE PROFESSOR JAMES RYAN TRAVEL BURSARIES

    Trauma Care has established a travel bursary fund named in honour of Professor James Ryan.  Each year a number of bursaries are awarded up to a maximum of £5000 to the successful candidate or candidates who will be expected to submit a report of no more than 3000 words to Trauma Care detailing their area of study whilst on the bursary.  Seventy five percent of the bursary will be paid in advance, the remainder on receipt of the report.

    Applicants should submit details of their proposed travel to Kim Matthews ( kim.matthews@traumacare.org.uk ) . Each application should be no more than 500 words and should clearly describe the specific reason for the travel.  Simply wishing to gain experience overseas will not be considered a sufficient reason for a grant to be made.

    The closing date for applications is the 31st December 2017.

  • 26 Apr 2017 1:26 PM | Andrew Ormerod (Administrator)



    'Train the Trainer'

    sports medic workshop

    As part of an ongoing commitment to training and delivery of effective medical care in sport, The Football Association, along with Galen, would like to invite you to attend a practical and educational workshop to learn about Penthrox®, the rapidly-acting inhaler for pain relief. 

    The workshop will take place at St George’s Park on the 15 May 2017. 

    The meeting is aimed at medics who have an interest/work in sports and will provide you with;

    • Examples of current use of Penthrox® and how it can improve the level of care we are able to deliver to our players and athletes
    • Education around identifying trauma injuries and pain scenarios where Penthrox® can be appropriately administered
    • Practical training on how to administer Penthrox® (methoxyflurane 3mL) to your teams
    • Certification to deliver Penthrox® training directly to your wider medical team

    For complete event details please see the invitation download and we look forward to receiving your registration 

    Click Here to register

    http://www.high5events.co.uk/TrainTheTrainer/  


  • 01 Feb 2017 4:42 PM | Andrew Ormerod (Administrator)

    Complimentary Methoxyflurane (Penthrox®) Administration Courses at the Trauma Care Conference 15th -18th March 2017

    Galen Ltd are offering complementary Administrator courses every morning from 8:00 – 9:00 at the Trauma Care Conference. The ATACC Group, official training providers for methoxyflurane (Penthrox), welcomes all UK & Ireland emergency medicine physicians, nurses, paramedics rescue organisations & emergency services personnel to join us.

    The course comprehensively covers all of the background, safety and technical information required to support the administration of methoxyflurane. Complimentary breakfast will be available and CPD points can be claimed from your organisation.

    There are a maximum of 50 spaces available for each session – please sign up via the link below or visit the Penthrox stand to ensure you don’t miss out.

    You must have purchased a ticket for the Trauma Care Conference 2017 to gain entry and access this FREE Training.

    Register for the FREE CPD Course @

    www.atacc.co.uk/trauma-care



  • 15 Jan 2017 11:00 AM | Andrew Ormerod (Administrator)

    Army Medical Centre at Selly Oak hospital 



    Heres an historic look at a TV documentary from @birminghammail about soldiers recovering at the army medical centre at Selly Oak hospital.

    Paul Bradley spoke to professor Keith Porter @keithporter999

    Credits to @Birminghammail 

    Uploaded to Youtube on 23 Sep 2009

    AHEAD of tonight's TV documentary about soldiers recovering at the army medical centre at Selly Oak hospital Paul Bradley spoke to professor Keith Porter.

    Original Article: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWZS34UadFg

  • 13 Jan 2017 10:06 AM | Andrew Ormerod (Administrator)


    Improving Trauma Care in the UK Lecture 

    An historic recording of Professor Sir Keith Porter @keithporter999 speaking at the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI) conference about Improving Trauma Care in the UK.


    Credits to @asgbi 

    Uploaded to Youtube

    Published on 10 Oct 2012 from the Wednesday Sessions at ASGBI 2012 International Surgical Congress in Liverpool

    The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI) is an association representing general surgery and all its related specialities throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. ASGBI is the only organisation covering general surgery and all the specialties throughout the UK and Ireland. http://www.asgbi.org.uk/

    Original Article: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0J3_es7BYY


  • 12 Jan 2017 6:21 PM | Andrew Ormerod (Administrator)


    BIG THANK YOU! Team #TRAUMACARE Runners

    The final applicants who have opted to run the London Marathon in aid of our Trauma Care Charity have been confirmed. The Runners are:

    Tracy lord

    Chloe Shillito

    Paul Hunt

    Sally Turner

    Teri-Anne Matthews

    Jessica KO

    Robert Freeman

    Joni Tingle

    On behalf of all the team here at Trauma Care. I would like to personally thank you for your application and we cant wait see try and spot you on TV during the race..

    Thankyou for supporting Trauma Care



    Prof Sir Keith Porter

    Trauma Care is a Charity registered in the UK, Number 1078780

  • 30 Nov 2016 11:52 AM | Andrew Ormerod (Administrator)

    Trauma Care Poster Competition Trauma Care Conference 2017

    "Structured abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted by email to:

     editor.trauma@gmail.com 

    These must be submitted no later than 29th January 2017. Successful authors will be notified by email by 1st February 2017. The abstracts may cover any aspect of trauma from pre-hospital care through to trauma rehabilitation, from any relevant speciality and from both civilian and military backgrounds.

    Please note this is a poster competition only.

    Please download the poster and feel free to share this within your faculty emails, social media and course cohorts.

    All abstracts should include the surnames and initials of all contributing authors, a current email address, the institution to which the work is attributable and the title of the presentation.

    The presenting author of all selected posters will be expected to register as a delegate for the conference or they will not be allowed to present their work.



    Best Wishes

    Mr Jeff Garner MD FRCSEd(Gen Surg)

    Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

    Member of the Executive Council of *TRAUMA CARE* & Editor of *TRAUMA*


    Trauma Care is a Charity registered in the UK, Number 1078780

  • 22 Oct 2016 9:30 AM | Andrew Ormerod (Administrator)


    Getting a place to run for Trauma Care Charity!

    This opportunity is now full, thank you for your interest and thank you to our applicants. Perhaps you can try again in 2018

    To apply for one of our Gold Bond guaranteed places please download, read and complete this attached form, ensuring you have signed the “commitment to us” section and enclosed your registration fee by cheque, and post to us at: Trauma Care Admin Office 7th Floor Area 4, Queen Elizabeth Hospital or email to us traumacareadmin@uhb.nhs.uk

    We have a limited number of places in this event – we will aim to let you know if you have been successful or not within two weeks or receiving your application form.

    *Please note: we won’t process your registration fee until you have been accepted onto one of our places.

    Thankyou for supporting Trauma Care



    Prof Sir Keith Porter

    Trauma Care is a Charity registered in the UK, Number 1078780

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