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.
STAG Annual Report 2016
STAG National Report, Audit of Trauma Management in Scotland 2016, reporting on 2014-2015 was published on the 11 October 2016 and can be accessed here.
STAG National Meeting 2016
STAG will hold a National Meeting on Friday 11 November 2016. A programme [302 Kb] and registration form [107 Kb] are available here. STAG will apply for CPD points from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine once the programme has been finalised. 5 CPD points were awarded to the 2015 meeting. Programme to follow.
Scottish Trauma Network - Scottish Government news release on the 15 June 2016 can be accessed here: http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Work-on-trauma-network-underway-258a.aspx