Teaching the teachers

Many independent practitioners take time out from busy workloads to give back to communities here and abroad. In this month’s Independent Practitioner Today, Simon Bruce announces the launch of a charity appeal to help doctors who train doctors.

Trauma is an increasingly significant cause of death and disability throughout the world. The World Health Organisation estimates that around five million people die each year from serious injury, the vast majority in the developing world.

Teaching the teachersThe Primary Trauma Care Foun­dation (PTCF) is a small UK charity formed in 1996 which aims to reduce the number of deaths from trauma or serious injury by providing training for front-line staff in over 60 countries around the world.