Greater Manchester Critical Care and Major Trauma Network


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New findings show the creation of major traumas centres has led to the survival of more than 1,600 patients who have suffered some of the most severe and complicated injuries. See below for the recently published article  

The Critical Care Network was established in 2002 as a collaborative partnership bringing together clinical services to work together in order to promote the highest quality critical care services. Critical Care is a vital hospital service and the intensive Care Unit (ICU) is the area where the sickest patients in the hospital are treated.

In May 2015 the Critical Care and Major Trauma Networks combined under one Network; The Greater Manchester Critical Care and Major Trauma Network. 

The Network has implemented a very clear and effectively designed organisational structure, which ensures clear lines of accountability, effective two-way communication and clearly defined workstreams. This structure allows for integration of both management and clinical staff who together have adopted a common approach for planning and delivering the needs of the critically ill patient, and enables ideas to be exchanged and best practice shared easily and effectively across all units within the Network for the benefit of patients, carers and staff.

The Network works closely with the Critical Care Networks in the North West and with other regional networks including Cancer, Cardiac, Paediatric and Renal in order to identify and address issues which interface across clinical services regionally and nationally.


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European Trauma Course (ETC) 

24th - 26th October 2018


Salford Royal hospital 

 Aintree University Hospital 

20 - 22 March 2019

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Changing the System - Major trauma patients and their outcomes in NHS England 2008-17 published August 2018.pdf

Adult Critical Care Service Specification


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NICE Quality Standard 76 Acute Kidney Injury

The quality standard covers the prevention, detection and management of non-traumatic kidney injury

Who, what, when and why to consider it in intensive care....


The article is based on the work performed at a colloquium organised jointly by the ICS and FICM.

The report highlights the process of care for patients who undergo a tracheostomy or a laryngectomy. The report takes a critical look at areas where the care of patients might have been improved. Remediable factors have also been identified in the clinical and the organisational care of these patients.