Watson Jones Lecture. The organisation of trauma services in the UK

Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2000 Jan;82(1):49-52.


To provide a high level of orthopaedic trauma care, education and research, across the country, trauma services in the UK require modification. Good information is necessary prior to formulating ideas and proposals. Trauma care provision must be considered comprehensively at both the national and local levels. As a first step, it is important to know just how many acute hospitals there are in the country. It is also important to know about the distribution of surgical specialities and the number of consultant orthopaedic surgeons staffing those hospitals.

Publication types

  • Lecture

MeSH terms

  • Consultants / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Orthopedics / organization & administration*
  • State Medicine / organization & administration
  • Trauma Centers / organization & administration*
  • Trauma Centers / supply & distribution
  • Traumatology / organization & administration*
  • United Kingdom / epidemiology
  • Workforce
  • Wounds and Injuries / mortality