Clinical guidelines for major incidents

The clinical guidelines for use in major incidents and mass casualty events have been developed following a period of multiple incidents which have presented a range of challenging clinical scenarios such as blast injury, penetrating injury and the use of chemical agents, unlike those seen in day to day practice.

This document allows the NHS to establish and share best practice in the clinical management of major incidents and mass casualty events, using experience from both military and civilian practice and lessons identified after the recent incidents; assisting clinicians in managing these patients.

This guidance will be regularly reviewed and re-issued as new developments based on an ever-increasing evidence base and experience emerge.