Do you work in a Major trauma centre? Would you be confident to take a child straight to theatre to control massive haemorrhage from trauma? Could you cope with a mass casualty incident like the 2017 Manchester concert bombing? Have you attended a trauma course that takes you beyond the basics of ATLS /APLS?
This is a new initiative to create a network for newly appointed Consultant Paediatric Surgeons. We all remember our first few years as Consultants as being a steep learning curve. We are all prepared to tackle clinical problems but how many of us were aware of the leadership, managerial and logistic challenges that accompany the job?