Events Calendar

Manchester Burns Course: Principles and Practice of Burn Care @ Online module
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm

Providing the foundation of key burn injury knowledge and burn management principles to facilitate best practice in Burn Care nationally and internationally.

The curriculum covers paediatric and adult burn injury management to include:

  • Burn Aetiology
  • Management of Acute and Procedural Pain
  • Surgical Intervention Procedures and Early Excision
  • Wound Healing and Appropriate Dressing Selection
  • Calculation of Depth and Total Body Surface Area
  • Management of Chemical and Electrical Burn Injuries
  • Psychological Difficulties Experienced by Bun Patients and Practical Solutions
  • Physiotherapy/Occupational Therap for the burned Patietn and Early Rehabilitation Measures
  • And much more

Entry Criteria:
Level 6 Study:  A minimum of DipHE in a health related subject (Level 5)
Level 7 Study:  A minimum of a degree in a health related subject (Level 6)
Mandatory:  A minimum of 6 months experience in a Burns Environment

Academic study affords 20 credits for level 6 and 15 credits for level 7.

Cost & Contacts:
If working in burns within the Northern Burn Care Network, free of charge.  Email:
If working outside the Northern Burn Care Network, applications should be made to:

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Trauma Care Bristol Conference @ The Engineers House
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm

We are so excited that the first three programmes have been released for our final regional conference of 2023.

Download the latest programme by clicking the link below, and take a look at our Paediatric, HEMS and Critical Care line-up. We are joined by some giants of the medical world, and we are excited for you to hear them talk.

There are limited tickets available for the event, so grab them whilst you can!

The event is taking place on the 2nd and 3rd of October 2023, at the beautiful listed building, The Engineers House, in Bristol.

Get the dates in your diary and your tickets booked today.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Click here to register
Click here to download the programme

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Management and Care @ Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm

Module overview

This module is aimed at practitioners working within plastic and reconstructive surgery services including acute care, pre-hospital care and rehabilitation environments.  It is carefully designed to deliver up to date theory and to allow discussion of advancements in practice including new interventions and technological developments. The taught content will be linked to students’ experiences allowing critical discussion of practice with other students.

This module is designed to provide students with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills of the pathophysiology and management of patients who have experienced injury requiring plastic and reconstructive surgery. This clinical theory will be closely linked to enhancement of general critical enquiry skills, alongside the development of an understanding and critical awareness of professional practice and the current context of plastic and reconstructive surgery focussed health care delivery. Students will be facilitated to recognise that combining these elements will enhance their clinical skills and their overall performance in practice.

 Is this module for me?

The module is open to all health care practitioners providing care and management to adults and children who are undergoing plastic and reconstructive surgery. This module focuses on the care and management issues that occur for patients who are need plastics and reconstructive surgery developing health care practitioners’ skills in symptom management, assessment and treatment plans and improving quality of life.

Module content

  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery: incidence, risk factors, cost implications, prevention.
  • Political / clinical drivers: exploration of political influences impacting on plastic and reconstructive care and service delivery
  • Role and structure of regional plastic surgery centres.
  • Consideration of and analysis of recommendations in clinical guideline documents.
  • Condition specific anatomy and physiology
  • Managing the acutely ill patient and the use of technological interventions
  • Assessment and evaluation of the patient including the use of digital assessment tools and electronic documentation.
  • Physical consequences and treatment of injury – condition specific
  • Psychological consequences of injury: impact on role, finances, relationships etc
  • Principles of physical rehabilitation
  • Decision making and leadership skills
  • Development of team-working and conflict management
  • Current research relating to plastic and reconstructive care and management

Teaching and Learning

Study days will consist of varying teaching methods for the delivery and exploration of the key areas of biology, assessment and care management, these methods will include lectures; group work; discussion; debate. In addition some study days will be supported with exercises through the Virtual Learning Environment (BlackBoard) in order to consolidate learning.

 Entry requirements

  • Registered health care professional
  • Minimum of six months’ post qualification experience within the speciality.
  • Students should have the support of your clinical manager.

How to make an application

Application will be open from July 2023 and you will be able to apply Via Buckinghamshire New University website

Level 6 application link:
Level 7 application link:
The fees will be split between Buckinghamshire University and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. Therefore, anybody being sponsored will need two sponsorship forms, one for the amount of £500 for Buckinghamshire and one for the amount of £350 for UHB.

Download the course flyer here

An Introduction to Burn Care @ Broomfield Hospital
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – Oct 6 @ 5:00 pm

Are you looking to enhance your knowledge and skills in all aspects of burn care?

This three day specialist course is suitable for nursing, physiotherapy, and healthcare support workers and anyone working in a burn care setting.  

Includes presentations by experts in all areas of burns care from assessment to rehabilitation.  European Burns association accredited.

Topics to include:

  • Fluid Management and Wound assessment
  • Infection prevention & Sepsis
  • Pain management and Nutrition
  • Dressings and surgical management
  • Mental health and psychological therapies
  • Patient experience – Guest speaker Catrin Pugh
  • Scar management, lasers and many more!

The course carries 22.5 CME points.

Download the course flyer here


Recent Advances in Surgery and Burns @ Ankara-Kizilcahamam Patalya Hotel
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm
Emergency Management of Severe Burns (EMSB) Course @ Chelmsford Hampton Sports and Leisure
Oct 18 all-day
Trauma Care: Foundations in Trauma Course 2023 @ Yarnfield Park Training & Conference Centre
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm

This course offers a hands-on practical teaser into trauma care, as well as the opportunity to achieve a Level 1 National Major Trauma Nursing Group Certification!

Day One

Sat 18th November

MI Scenarios


Triage Casualties




Primary Surveys


Secondary Surveys






Inter/Intra Transfers


Career Talks

Day Two

Sunday 19th November

Patient Perspectives




Extremes of Age






Patient Outcomes


Poster Winner Announced


Career Talks

Both Days

Sat & Sun, 18th & 19th

Poster Competition Viewing




Q&A Sessions


1 to 1’s with Faculty


SU Style Party



British Trauma Society & Trauma Care Annual Conference: The Patient Journey @ The Principality Stadium
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – Nov 23 @ 5:00 pm

Download the British Trauma Society Conference flyer here

Message from the British Trauma Society President:


Dear members and colleagues,

Greetings and a happy new year to all of you.

I am writing to invite you to submit work to this year’s British Trauma Society ‘Annual Scientific Meeting’, being held in The Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales between 21-23 November 2023, in affiliation with Trauma Care UK.

If you could please forward this email to as many colleagues from junior to senior in your local areas who you feel may wish to present their work at a National Meeting, I should be very grateful, including allied healthcare professionals, as well as students involved in caring for patients with trauma in any capacity – we are open to all!

Abstract submission deadline is midnight on 9.9.23.  Prizes will be available for the best poster and oral presentations.  Authors of the top posters will also have the chance to present their work on stage to compete for the best poster prize!

To submit work to present at the meeting, please follow this link:

Abstract Submission

To find out more and register for the event, please follow this link:

BTS ASM Information

There is a massive 10% ‘Early-Bird’ Discount available to BTS members, on top of the £50 Member Discount already on offer, and a special 5% ‘early-bird’ discount for non-members if places are booked by 09 September 2023.

Massive savings of £125 are on offer for members booking onto a combined course and conference package – book early to avoid disappointment!

For those of you who are not yet members, signing up will only cost you £20 for the year, which will bring with it a whole host of educational resources, lectures, video courses and networking opportunities on our website’s ‘member’s area’ and significantly reduced entry to the ASM.

To sign up click here: BTS Membership

After an absence of two years, we had a traditional face-to-face meeting, welcomed and enjoyed by all. With the support of our trade partners, we made a small surplus to invest in more education and events this coming year.

This year`s annual scientific meeting will be held in Cardiff on 22nd and 23rd November 2023 and includes two firsts. This is the first time this meeting has been held in Wales.

Secondly, it will be a combined meeting with Trauma Care, the only other multidisciplinary trauma society and charity in the UK, with the same aims and objectives of improving the care of the injured from ‘roadside to rehab’, in keeping with this year’s theme “The patient journey” in trauma.

Already, there is a buzz in the committee. We aim to continue with keynote speakers and oral presentations, with the posters becoming digital. There will be an educational day the day before, on 21st November, with two themes, namely, Early Management of Severe Bleeding After Trauma (Surgical and Emergency Skills in Trauma), and a Medico-Legal Workshop.

We will again be running our extremely successful CPD-Accredited SEST Course on 21 Nov (Surgical and Emergency Skills in Trauma), mapped to the JCST and RCEM curricula, chaired by Prof Ian Pallister – AKA “The Code-Red Course” covering both decision-making and practical skills. We are also reviving our very well-received CPD-accredited ‘Medicolegal Masterclass’ workshop on 21 Nov, which will be a full day of interactive teaching from our legal partners, who will be covering a whole host of essential medicolegal scenarios for daily practice as well as private work.

We anticipate an even more exciting annual scientific meeting this year which will be only be made possible by your participation.

Following your feedback, this year there will be a course dinner on the evening of 22nd November so please register for this early as places are limited.

Reach for your diaries and book the date. We look forward to meeting you in Cardiff.

Kind regards,

Mr Ansar Mahmood (FRCS T&O)
President of the British Trauma Society

Emergency Management of Severe Burns (EMSB) Course @ Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle
Jan 29 all-day
Emergency Management of Severe Burns (EMSB) Course @ Nottingham City Hospital
Jul 12 all-day