Table 2

Types of minor injury support provided by orthopaedic teams

Minor injury pathwayStaffingTriageNumber
1Minor injury unit set up in redundant orthopaedic space, for example, outpatient clinic or day case surgery unitStaffed by orthopaedic outpatient staff±ED staffED front desk redirection or ED triage first4
2Use of redundant elective hospital to take all injured patientsStaffed by elective orthopaedic staff±supporting trauma staffTriage by ambulance service or 1111
3T&O consultant with juniors or allied health professionals allocated to be present in EDDirect contact/collaboration with ED staffED triage2
4Additional nominated consultant based in outpatient clinic for urgent injuriesOutpatient nursing staffED triage2
  • ED, emergency department; T&O, trauma and orthopaedic.