The Trauma Audit and Research Network

TARN Annual Awards 2021

Now in the 7th year of running, the TARN Annual Awards are comprised of two categories, and have become a way for all trauma receiving hospitals and members of TARN to showcase the innovative and effective ways in which the data collected by TARN is put to good use.

The TARN Improvements in Care Award recognises the individual or team who has made best use of their trauma data to improve the quality of care of their trauma patients. The project will utilise TARN data, but could focus on any aspect of trauma care in its widest sense; previous winners have focused on topics ranging from improving timeliness of procedures for older patients, improving treatment of open lower-limb fractures, and identifying groups of motorcyclists who are most at risk of death or serious injury.

Winning abstract to be published in Trauma

In order to share the good practice that is taking place, the top entries will be offered a poster presentation at the TARN Conference, and will have the chance to get their abstract published in Trauma, the peer reviewed scholarly journal which brings together a wide range of topics of interest to all those involved in the management of trauma patients.

The Woodford Award was specifically created to acknowledge the hard work demonstrated by TARN Audit Coordinators, and all those who gather and input data for the TARN system, helping to improve data collection and quality.

Introduced at the 2017 TARN Annual Awards, there was a great response with many Trusts keen to recognise the positive impact that the TARN Audit Coordinators have within their hospital, and we are expecting to see the same again this year.

The winners of both categories will presented with their awards at the TARN Day of the Trauma Care Conference on Thursday 23rd September 2021.

Download the Woodford Award Information and Nomination Form Read about the previous winners:
• Improvements in Care Award
• The Woodford Award
TARN Conference 2021 at Trauma Care UK

The 2019 TARN Annual Awards Joint Winners

Click here to see the 2019 winners!
 - Improvements in Care
 - The Woodford Award for Audit Coordinator of the Year