Specialised services commissioning: area D trauma

Closed 25 Jan 2013

Opened 12 Dec 2012

Results updated 2 Dec 2019

This consultation is now closed.


The Trauma Programme of Care has brought together representatives from a range of backgrounds including clinicians, patients and carers and public health experts. Bringing together this multiplicity of views and perspectives has, we hope, helped us to develop policies and service specifications that really meet the needs and priorities of those who access them.

Working with lay members of the group and expert colleagues to create, within relatively tight deadlines, products that we are proud of has been hugely satisfying. I have been involved with national burns work for some time now and this year the work has been some of the most rewarding to date.

By now opening up the clinical commissioning policies and specifications to a wider audience, we will build on the engagement to date, refining our work and ensuring that as many views as possible are taken into account. We look forward to receiving the comments and developing the documents further in line with these. I am honoured to be involved in this important work.


Amber Young

Chair Burn Care Clinical Reference Group

Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist and Lead, Children’s Burns Team, South West Children’s Burns Centre, Frenchay Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust


Why your views matter

A range of service specifications and clinical policies for specialised services commissioning have been developed by Clinical Reference Groups (CRGs).

There has already been extensive engagement on these new national specifications and policies, as they have been developed with the support and input of lead clinicians and patient and public representatives. This approach has helped ensure that the views of key stakeholders have informed and influenced the policies and specifications.

We now want to test them further with more stakeholders to ensure all needs and considerations have been taken into account.

What happens next


This consultation is now closed.

Thank you for your feedback. The NHS CB is working through your comments and will publish a full response on this website in spring 2013.

Please note that the consultation on the specialised service specifications and policy published on 11 January will continue to be open until 22 February 2013 and can be accessed here.


  • GPs
  • Nurses
  • Health visitors
  • Clinicians
  • Managers
  • Commissioners
  • Directors of public health
  • Pharmacists
  • Doctors
  • Midwives
  • Health care assistants
  • Healthcare scientists
  • Paramedics
  • Dentists
  • Art therapists
  • Drama therapists
  • Music therapists
  • Chiropodists/podiatrists
  • Dietitians
  • Occupation therapists
  • Orthotists
  • Orthopists
  • Prosthesists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Diagnostic radiographers
  • Therapeutic radiographers
  • Speech and language therapists
  • Childcare providers
  • Allied health professionals
  • Care-givers
  • Ophthalmic practitioners
  • Responsible officers
  • Foundation trusts
  • Mental health trusts
  • Community healthcare trusts
  • Tribunal service
  • Strategic clinical networks (SCNs)
  • Local Government Association
  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
  • Health and Wellbeing boards
  • Healthwatch (national and local)
  • Voluntary groups
  • Community groups
  • Charities
  • Advocacy or support organisations
  • DH third sector strategic partners
  • Local authorities
  • Patients
  • Carers
  • Service users
  • Retailers
  • Suppliers


  • Specialised commissioning