Pan London Major Trauma Therapists Development Framework

Each network has local orientation and training opportunities for therapists working with major trauma patients. The Pan London rehabilitation education group has also devised a simple framework to guide therapists who may be new to the field of trauma care, in their development of trauma-related knowledge and skills.

This development framework is suggested for therapists working with patients in a major trauma system setting:

Download the framework

The BSRM adapted Pan London Rehabilitation Group Domains for Major Trauma Therapists

This document was reconfigured for use by major trauma therapists as part of their ongoing development. The domains cover: Knowledge, Skills and Performance; Safety and Quality; and Communication, Partnership and Teamwork.

Download Domains for Major Trauma Therapists

Trauma Rehab and Short Course Masters Module

Rehabilitation in Major Trauma short course and masters module are aimed at AHPs working with trauma patients in an MTC, TU or community setting. This programme was developed by the pan London Trauma Rehabilitation group and St Georges University. For more details please go to:
Applications are now open, you can find the on-line application form here.

Rehabilitation in Major Trauma (CD0158N): Study Days and Work Based Learning

The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at St Georges and Kingston Universities London are holding study days to enable development of those professionals (allied health professionals and others) working in / or with a desire to work in Major Trauma system Rehabilitation so that they may be able to enhance or seek emerging roles in this field.

The study days are delivered by many trauma experts within the London Major Trauma System. 

It is recognised nationally that an essential component of recovery after major trauma is the expert rehabilitation provided by AHP staff in all areas of the trauma pathway, therefore the study days provide training and development for those working in rehabilitation.

Course topics

  • Day 1 - The development of trauma systems, networks and national audits and Management of poly trauma and the implication on rehabilitation assessment, pathways, multi team and agency working.
  • Day 2 - Psychological Implications of trauma rehabilitation and the physiology of healing following major trauma.
  • Day 3 - After trauma recovery and return to meaningful activity and the future of major trauma systems, research and evaluation for improvement
A certificate is provided on completion.  The next course starts on 6 November 2019. For more information and to apply click here.

Other useful courses and training links for therapists working in major trauma

Spinal Injuries Association

Management of Spinal Cord Injuries

Respiratory Information for SCI (conferences and training)

RNOH Stanmore 

St Georges ‘The Nuts and bolts of rehabilitation after external fixation’ Contact:

Vestibular training for therapists

Communication disabilities 

Self-management after Brain Injury

Trauma rehabilitation conference 

Queen Marys Hospital Roehampton amputation training

A 4 day course is usually run in the Spring – April/May, and a 2 day course is run in October.

The 4 day course. This comprehensive course is designed for therapists and nurses who are working with amputees on a regular basis. The course covers post-operative care,pain management, pre-prosthetic management, prosthetic considerations for all levels; aims of gait re-education and gait training. There are several practical sessions to assess and interact with amputees. There is the opportunity to participate in the full 4 days of the course or just selected individual days. Cost £400

The 2 day course. This course is designed for therapists and nurses as an introduction to the care of the lower limb amputee, predominantly the dysvascular/diabetic amputee. Areas covered will include: post-operative care, prosthetic considerations for each level; aims of gait re-education. There will be opportunities to interact with amputees. Cost £200. Contact:

Stress management and psychological care

There are many good courses available for personal stress management through websites such as Breathworks ; Headspace, Action for Happiness and Mindfulness UK


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