In conjunction with NHS England and the Burn Care CRG, it is the intention to agree a programme across England and Wales for annual burn service self-assessment, augmented by external review every 3 to 5 years.
In preparation for this the training and guidelines produced for the original external review of all burn services in 2004 is being revisited and the training translated into a Moodle site to allow online training. This will reduce the personal and administrative burden of organising external review visits while ensuring consistency in the approach of external assessors to the process.
This training will also include a section for selected individuals to undertake review of the iBCS themselves and the use of the authoring software.
At present none of the software products are in use but registered users can access them in order to familiarise themselves with the packages and the standards themselves.