Get Trach Ready
What's the problem with Tracheostomies and Laryngectomies?
Basic care, done well
Helping to keep our patients safe
Guiding bedside staff in airway emergencies
Improvements for patients
Putting patients and their families at the heart of what we do
The gift of speech
Helping tracheostomy and laryngectomy patients to find a voice
Global collaboration to improve care
Algorithms and Bedheads
Emergency algorithms and bedhead signs
Are you trach ready?
Education and e-learning
Information and videos for staff, patients and families
Papers, documents, podcasts and information
Short videos for patients, families and staff
Download the NTSP App (iOS & Android)
Welcome to the UK National Tracheostomy Safety Project.
Our goal is to improve the safety and quality of care for patients with tracheostomies and laryngectomies through education. We’ve collaborated with key stakeholders in tracheostomy care and developed these freely accessible resources, supported by online learning developed with the Department of Health. We’ve worked with the Global Tracheostomy Collaborative since 2012 to improve care for patients and their families around the world.
We have collaborated with key global organisations to develop specific guidance for staff and patients during the Covid-19 pandemic. See Improving Tracheostomy Care.
Access training videos and resources for Basic Care, Emergency Care and Vocalisation & Swallowing. Download and print bedhead signs and emergency algorithms from our resources. Download the NTSP app from the App Store or Google Play.
We’ve developed a library of videos to demonstrate key steps in the routine management of neck-breathing patients to help you keep your knowledge and confidence topped up between routine training.
Whatever your background, you could make the difference in the emergency management of neck-breathing patients.
Communication can transform patient care and the experiences of patients, their families and staff. Vocalisation is possible in many patients with tracheostomies, even in the critically ill. We’ll show techniques using existing kit to help patients get talking.