Facts and figures

Major trauma

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  • Trauma is the commonest cause of loss of life for people aged below 44.
  • There are around 20,000 major trauma cases every year in England. That’s about 55 cases every day.
  • Research has shown that since the national major trauma network was introduced in 2010, around 20% of patients who would previously have died from their injuries are now surviving1.


  1. Source: Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN)
  2. Figure is correct as of 10 March 2015