Specialised burns care: case for change – London Health Programmes – October 2011

Posted on November 2, 2011. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: , , |

Specialised burns care: case for change – London Health Programmes – October 2011

“The case for change and co-dependencies framework for the specialised burns project has been published on behalf of the London, South East Coast, South Central and East of England specialised commissioning groups.

Although severe burn injury affects only a small number of adults and children each year, these people can have very complex and ongoing care needs. To ensure that their injuries are treated appropriately and to achieve the best outcomes, they need to be cared for by a team of specialist staff who have access to the appropriate resources.

Ken Dunn, Chair of the specialised burns clinical expert panel and Consultant surgeon in burns and plastic surgery, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Trust, said: “For patients with serious and complex burn injuries, both the patient and their families need to be confident that services are accessible and the care provided is up-to-date and optimal to give them the best chance of recovery.”  … continues on the site

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NHS emergency planning guidance: planning for the management of burn-injured patients in the event of a major incident: interim strategic national guidance – 5 April 2011

Posted on April 14, 2011. Filed under: Disaster Management, Emergency Medicine | Tags: |

NHS emergency planning guidance: planning for the management of burn-injured patients in the event of a major incident: interim strategic national guidance – 5 April 2011
Author: Department of Health

“This guidance gives best practice guidance to National Health Service (NHS) organisations in planning, preparing and responding to incidents and emergencies that give rise to burn injuries regardless of cause, source or nature. This includes chemical, biological and radiological incidents. The principles apply regardless of the number of patients being treated. The guidance covers adults and children.”

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