National Burn Injury Database


In common with many areas of medical specialty, there is an acceptance by clinical burn care teams that the collection and analysis of accumulative data about clinical cases is necessary to allow progress to be made in several areas of service development and delivery. The current data sources, and a brief indication of their respective limitations were reviewed in the National Burn Care Review (NBCR, March 2001).


The availability of national data about burn injuries severe enough to require assessment or admission to specialised services, would allow advances to be made in:

  • Prevention
  • Service provision monitoring
  • Planning changes in service provision
  • Service accreditation
  • Audit and support of Clinical Governance
  • Epidemiological research
  • Design of multi-centred clinical research

For further details contact:
Mrs Cathy Reade, NBID Coordinator