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About EMAS

East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) provides emergency 999 care and telephone clinical assessment services for a population of 4.8 million people across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire. On average EMAS receives a new 999 call every 43 seconds – around 2,000 a day.

EMAS’ vision is ‘to deliver outstanding sustainable emergency and urgent care services across the communities of the East Midlands’.

Research at EMAS

EMAS are currently involved in a number of large randomised single centre and multicentre clinical trials and studies in collaboration with a number of universities, e.g. Lincoln Nottingham, UWE, Sheffield, Leicester. We also actively support staff to conduct their own research and support student projects including MSc and PhD studies.

EMAS has a number of posts dedicated to conducting and engaging in safe and high quality clinical research.

Current research Portfolio for 2019/20 includes:

The portfolio of projects fluctuates across the year, below is a selection of projects which EMAS participate in.

  • Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Outcomes (OHCAO)
  • Before Arrival at Hospital : Factors affecting timing of admissions to hospital for children with serious infectious illness (The BeArh project)
  • Not Alert

Other ongoing projects also include work with the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) and various projects supported by the local CRN.

Evaluations include:

  • CFR falls Service
  • Machine Learning outcomes
  • Methoxyflurane Evaluation


The CARU team at EMAS work closely with academic institutions across the region , currently supporting 16 colleagues through their Masters / Phd work.

EMAS Research Contacts

If you’re interested in doing research with East Midlands Ambulance Service, please get in touch:

Niro Siriwardena  – Associate Clinical Director

Robert Spaight  – Head of Clinical Audit and Research