Greater Manchester Academic Centre for Acute Care and Trauma

GM-aCAT is an alliance, working across the MAHSC partners, formed by clinical academics, healthcare professionals and NHS service providers in Greater Manchester (GM).

The alliance aims to ensure the NHS in GM delivers world-class acute care and trauma services underpinned by research, education and training.

The alliance is timely, planned alongside GM trauma service reconfiguration and, important, because major trauma caseload in GM is 20-30% higher than any other single UK receiving site and one of the largest in Europe. The burden of associated mortality and morbidity is significant and its economic impact substantial, set within a challenging landscape of poor population health.

GM-aCAT builds on the track record of national research leaders and academic achievements including international leaders in major trauma epidemiology, postgraduate education/training and emergency triage.

Vision: To establish Greater Manchester as the UK’s leading academic centre for acute tissue injury and trauma.

Purpose: To create a collaborative academic centre of international significance that will deliver major benefits for patients in Greater Manchester.

GM-aCAT Activity

GM-aCAT has been designed to develop and foster strategic partnerships that will bring together established academic strengths, grouped by focus areas, relevant to delivering its goals. The GM-aCAT Leadership Team has established seven focus areas, each managed by a group of clinicians and clinical academics.  These focus areas have been identified as key to meeting the vision of Greater Manchester being the UK’s leading academic centre for acute tissue injury and trauma.

GM-aCAT Leadership Team

Paul Dark, Professor of Critical Care Medicine, University of Manchester, Academic Director GM-aCAT, NIHR National Specialty Lead in Critical Care and Consultant, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Email: paul.m.dark@manchester.ac.uk

Martin Smith, Clinical Director of Greater Manchester Trauma Collaborative and Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Email: martin.smith@srft.nhs.uk

Forthcoming Events

GM-aCAT networking meetings in 2017:

Join us at our next meeting for discussion on enhancing education and training in trauma care:

Wednesday 20 September

Wednesday 22 November

Other meetings and training events:

An MDT Approach to Multiple Rib Fracture Management

Thursday 8 June 2017
The Salford Royal Chest Injuries Group are providing a trauma teaching day on all aspects of multiple rib fracture management. Cost – £25. To register please email :- chest.injuries@srft.nhs.uk

Previous Events:

GM-aCAT meeting, 14 June 2017.  Enhancing education and training in trauma care.  Details of the meeting can be found here

North West Trauma Symposium – 4 May 2017

Reflections on the symposium can be found here

GM-aCAT meeting, 15 March 2017. Developments in academic trauma orthopaedic surgery.  Details of the meeting can be found here

GM-aCAT Launch meeting, 9 November 2016. Click here for more details.

Get in touch

Find us on Twitter: @gmcat_MAHSC


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