Management of surge & escalation in critical care services: Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Adult and Paediatric Burn Care Services in England and Wales (2021)

In 2015, NHS England published a standard operating procedure (SOP) for the management of surge and escalation in burns critical care. Because of the new EPRR Burns Annex, changes to the SOP were necessary, to reflect a small number of new processes and terminology. The SOP document sets out the processes and procedures that are to be followed by all specialised burn services, burns networks and the National Burns Bed Bureau, during periods of activity and referral pressures. 

This new SOP was approved by the EPRR and Trauma CRGs in late 2019 and the new SOP was published in June 2021.  

Specialised Burns SOP 2021 (Opens in new window)

Training resources (Microsoft Powerpoint): SOP - MUTUAL AID GUIDE v6 Final NOVEMBER 2020

Training resources (Adobe Acrobat PDF): DOS USER GUIDE v4 NOVEMBER 2020

Please note:

  • The SOP Powerpoint presentation will download to PC, Mac or mobile device.
  • The DOS PDF file will open in a new window / tab. This can then be saved to your PC or Mac and in full screen mode, will act as a presentation.

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