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Seminars with Professor Karim Brohi, London Major Trauma System

Te Tāhū Hauora Health Quality & Safety Commission
01 October 2019  - 02 October 2019
12:00 AM  - 12:00 AM
Wellington and Christchurch

The Health Quality & Safety Commission and the Major Trauma National Clinical Network are delighted to host these seminars with Professor Karim Brohi, an internationally recognised trauma leader, researcher and clinical director for the London Major Trauma System.

About the seminars

The Major Trauma National Clinical Network has been working with the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), Ministry of Health, New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) and other agencies to establish a contemporary trauma system in New Zealand.

An excellent trauma system provides a continuum of care for patients and brings in a nationally coordinated approach to trauma care between first responders, hospitals, community providers and government. It results in lives being saved, reduced disability, and a more efficient health system.


Professor Karim Brohi has been directly involved in managing mass casualty incidents. He was the surgical commander at the Royal London Hospital for the London Bridge attacks, and responsible for leading medical response to the Westminster Bridge and Grenfell incidents.

Professor Brohi will share his experience in trauma training, disaster preparation and other matters relating to clinical management. His expertise will undoubtedly resonate with the recent events in Christchurch and inform our current practices or trauma programmes at hospital, regional and national level.


Prior to 2010 there was no organised trauma network in the United Kingdom. London became the first area to implement a regional trauma system, and since then the system manages more than 12,000 patients each year, and has improved the quality of care for patients and reduced mortality due to injury. As clinical director, Professor Karim Brohi holds responsibilities in the overall coordination and London wide policy development across all the networks.

Professor Brohi will share his team’s experience in building a robust quality improvement framework for trauma care. Learning from a successful international model, this will inform our strategies and programmes as we continue our work in developing a nation-wide contemporary trauma system in New Zealand.

Location and timing

Christchurch 1 October 2019

Novotel Cathedral Square    
52 Cathedral Square
Christchurch Central

Wellington 2 October 2019

The Grand Hall
Parliament buildings


These seminars are free to attend and registration is essential. Please select from the the links below to register.

Live-streaming available (Christchurch event only)

If you can’t attend either event in person, take the opportunity to attend the Christchurch seminar on 1 October virtually.

Click here for instructions on how to connect. 


About Professor Karim Brohi

Professor Karim Brohi is the founder of, clinical director for The London Major Trauma System, Professor of Trauma Sciences at Barts and The Royal London Hospital with an affiliation to Queen Mary University.  He has been instrumental in transforming the London trauma system into a world leading exemplar of trauma care. Amongst many other things Karim shares with us his extensive experience in trauma training, managing mass casualty and disaster preparation.

More information or enquiries

Contact Francie Gaiger at

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