This report provides a robust method of data
collection and analysis for a focused 2 week sprint audit to review
the prevalence of people presenting to hospitals in Greater
Manchester as a result of interpersonal violence. Two previous
local reports provided a rich source of data and the aim is to
continue to run this audit annually for 5 years in total to allow a
rich local comparator dataset across all hospitals in Greater
Manchester who receive trauma patients.
In parallel there was a national report funded by NHS England in 2021 using the same methodology.
The Trauma Audit & Research Network (TARN) is the mandated national clinical audit for traumatic injury and collects data from all trauma receiving hospitals across England, Wales and Ireland.
Established in 1990, TARN has become the key national provider for delivering evidence of quality trauma care for both clinical and commissioning purposes.
Through the data submitted to TARN, information is delivered to hospitals in the form of clinical reports and Major Trauma Dashboards to support all trusts in their governance of trauma care. In addition, the organisation is central in providing the facility to support allocation of the Best Practice Tariff for Major Trauma in excess of £60 million per annum across NHS England.
The organisation is able to deliver national quality improvement projects on behalf of Department of Health, NHS England and other healthcare bodies. TARN currently provides hospital level information to support the National Clinical Audit Benchmarking (NCAB) programme which was established by the CQC and HQIP to provide a snapshot of Trust audit data set against individual national benchmarks.
TARN has a strong global reputation in trauma research and holds the largest European trauma registry (approx. 1 million records). In the last 10 years, the group has generated 100+ publications with a further 50+ ongoing research projects within its portfolio.
No other organisation has the infrastructure and access to previous data to support this sprint audit and data analysis.
Decision type: Non-key
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/01/2023
Decision due: 12 Dec 2022 by Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire
Contact: Lisa Lees Email: email@example.com.