Work package 1
We will link the National Ambulance Service (NAS) electronic Patient Care Record (ePCR) and Major Trauma Audit (MTA) datasets. The combined dataset will be anonymised. We will then identify characteristics determining the need to bring patients straight to a larger major trauma centre.
Work package 2
A consultation process will explore the best way for GDPR-compliant combination of the datasets on an on-going basis. The possibility of including geo-location data and patient reported outcome measures (such as quality of life) will also be discussed.
Work package 3
Once ongoing data combination is approved, we will determine geospatial implications of the trauma network for prehospital care configuration and the patient journey.