North West Ambulance Service


The North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) NHS Trust was established on 1 July 2006, by the merger of ambulance trusts from Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside, Cumbria and Lancashire. We currently employ over 6,000 staff.

The Trust Headquarters is in Bolton, and there are four area offices serving the communities of Cheshire and Merseyside, Cumbria and Lancashire and Greater Manchester. There are 109 ambulance stations distributed across the region, three emergency operations centres, one support centre, two patient transport service control centres, and two Hazard Area Response Teams (HART) buildings (one being shared with Merseyside Fire & Rescue). The Trust operates around 1,000 vehicles on both emergency and non-emergency operations.


In addition to this the Trust also provides, along with Urgent Care and Out Of Hours partners, the NHS 111 Service for the North West Region. Operating from five sites across the North West in Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Lancashire and Cumbria.  We also provide a MERIT service and Community First Responders,

We have a fully embedded clinical leadership structure which includes Paramedics, senior, advanced and consultant paramedics. Each of these roles is supported through appropriate higher education including research at BSc, MSc and PhD level. We are also pleased to support research activities through non clinicians and support staff employed by the Trust.


We are currently supporting the following studies:



ERA Study

Prevalence and Trends in UK Ambulance service staff suicides


In addition to the above studies we also provide access to Trust staff and data internal and external student research.

Research in North West Ambulance Service is led by


Duncan Robertson  Consultant Paramedic  @nwamb_duncan

Mary Peters  Senior Clinical Quality Manager

Maria Kane  Clinical Quality Manager