ITIM has five core committees which report to an executive committee. All of the committees are multi-disciplinary and multi-specialty.
The purpose of the Executive Committee is to support ITIM to achieve its objectives. It does this by providing advice on strategic direction, and establishing and monitoring work groups and committees to undertake activities identified in the work plan.
The Executive Committee meets bimonthly and consists of staff from ITIM and ACI, as well as the chairs of each of the other ITIM committees.
Clinical Review Committee
The ITIM Clinical Review Committee (CRC) provides strategic advice to the ITIM Executive Committee on system-wide issues relating to clinical practice in trauma care. The CRC is responsible for reviewing trauma incidents and deaths, identifying issues, and providing expert advice. Where appropriate, the committee also assists with communicating ACI initiatives to the trauma network.
Based on recommendations from the 2016 NSW Trauma Patient Outcomes Qualitative Evaluation report, and a request from the NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research, the Hon. Brad Hazzard, ITIM has introduced mandatory statewide peer reviews of trauma deaths. Since February 2021, this program forms a large component of the CRC’s annual work plan.
The CRC meets monthly and reports to the Executive Committee.
Data Management Committee
The ITIM Data Management Committee provides oversight of the governance and functions of the trauma registry and management of data. The key focus is ensuring that the collection, access and use of the data is consistent with the business rules.
The Data Management Committee meets bimonthly and reports to the Executive Committee.
The ITIM Education Committee provides strategic advice to the ITIM Executive Committee on system-wide education requirements and opportunities. It provides oversight of the education functions of ITIM. The key focus is in promoting and providing direction to collaborative trauma education in NSW.
The Education Committee meets bimonthly and reports to the Executive Committee.
Research Advisory Committee
The Research Advisory Committee (RAC) provides strategic advice to the ITIM Executive on system-wide research issues and opportunities, and oversight of the research functions of ITIM. The key focus is in promoting and providing direction to collaborative trauma research in NSW.
The RAC meets bimonthly and reports to the Executive Committee.
Trauma Innovation Committee
The ITIM Trauma Innovation Committee (TIC) has been established to provide the ITIM Executive Committee with clinical subject matter expert advice on feasibility, desirability, execution and implementation of innovative projects. Where appropriate, they also assist in communication of ITIM initiatives to the trauma community.
The TIC meets monthly and reports to the Executive Committee.