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.
- 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