Further explanation of the methodology used can be found in the quality standards Process guide.
The documents below contain recommendations from NICE guidance or other NICE‑accredited recommendations that were used by the Quality Standards Advisory Committee to develop the quality standard statements and measures.
It is important that the quality standard is considered alongside current policy documents, including:
Department of Health (2013) Government response to the House of Commons Health Select Committee report into urgent and emergency services.
National Audit Office (2010) Major trauma care in England.
Department of Health (2010) Regional networks for major trauma.
National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (2007) Trauma: who cares?