The Scottish Trauma Audit Group

Scottish Trauma Audit Report
The STAG Annual report will be published on Tuesday 28 November 2017.

conference 2018Scottish Trauma Network Conference
STAG will now be part of the STN conference on 18 & 19 January 2018 Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh. More details soon.

Last updated 22/11/17

Hospitals in Scotland contributing to STAG

Hospitals in Scotland contributing to STAG
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What is STAG?

The Scottish Trauma Audit Group is a national audit within the Scottish Healthcare Audits programme at the Information Services Division (ISD) of NHS National Services Scotland (NSS).
STAG recommenced an audit of trauma in 2011 with the aim of improving the quality of care, overall experience and long term outcome of patients with significant injuries through measuring compliance against standards of care to support local quality improvement.

The responsibility for the oversight of the audit including maintenance of reporting standards, adherence to aims, objectives and reporting of results rests with the STAG Steering Group, with multi-disciplinary representation from most of the Health boards in Scotland and patient representation. The Steering Group meets regularly throughout the year to review the progress and direction of the audit in achieving its aims and objectives.

The audit is undergoing redevelopment due to the introduction of a Major Trauma Service in Scotland in 2017. Six key recommendations by the National Planning Forum Major Trauma Subgroup at the Scottish Government are either complete or being progressed.   Click STAG Priorities for more information.

What’s new?


eSTAG live - eSTAG went live on the 20th November 2017 and Local Audit Coordinators have started to record data.  User names and passwords have been sent out to nominated clinicians and managers. Please contact the STAG team if you do not have access and we will firstly confirm this with the Lead Audit Consultant for STAG and then set this up if appropriate. Reports in Tableau that will use data from eSTAG to ensure timely reporting of data, and are currently being tested in the live environment.

STAG Annual report 2017- The STAG Annual report will be published on the 28 November 2017.

Scottish Trauma Network (STN) Conference – 18 & 19 January 2018 - STAG will now be part of the STN conference to be held in January 2018 at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh. More details to follow soon.

Scottish Trauma Network (STN) - The first meeting of the STN Steering Group was held in April 2017. More information on the STN can be found on its website

Paediatric data collection- STAG have collected paediatric data in Glasgow since 2015, and from the 1st November 2017 all hospitals have started to collect paediatric data.  

Mandatory contribution to STAG - The National Planning Forum recommended that all hospitals with an Emergency Department contribute to STAG. Due to our current process it has not been possible to accommodate inclusion of new hospitals however with the introduction of eSTAG, this will now be possible. We are happy to welcome St John’s Hospital, Livingston, Dr Gray’s Hospital, Elgin and the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital to the audit so far in 2017.