East of England Ambulance Service serves Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. The area is made up of over 6 million people, 7,500 square miles, 15 CCGs and 17 acute trusts. In 2020/2021 the Trust received more than 1.1 million emergency calls.
For more information, please visit EEAST website.
Current research projects
- STRatagies to manage Emergency ambulance Telephone Callers with sustained High needs – an Evaluation using linked Data (STRETCHED)
- Triage models for the management of 999 callers with suspected COVID-19 (TRIM)
- A mixed-methods study of female ambulance staff experiences of the menopause transition (CESSATION study)
Previously conducted research projects
- Staff Wellbeing in Ambulance Personnel (SWAP)
- Resuscitation with prehospital blood products (RePHILL)
- Cambridge Health data consent survey (CLIMB)
- Staff domestic abuse research – TASC
- COVID-19 ambulance response assessment (CARA)
Numerous student-level projects were also supported.
Latest / significant publications
- Foster, T., Prothero, L.S., Winterson, D. (2020). A survey-based evaluation of the impact of menopause transition on female ambulance staff in one UK ambulance service. Emergency Medical Journal, 37(10), e6-e7.
- Prothero, L.S., Foster, T., Dhatariya, K., Lake, A., Boyle, A., Rayman, G., Williams, J., & Sampson, M. (2021). Use of capillary blood ketone meters to improve ambulance service care of hyperglycaemic patients: protocol for a stepped-wedge, controlled feasibility study (KARMA2). Emergency Medicine Journal, 38(9), A15-16.
- Prothero, L.S., Foster, T., & Winterson, D. (2021). ‘Menopause affects us all . . .’: menopause transition experiences of female ambulance staff from a UK ambulance service. British Paramedic Journal, 6(3), 41-48.
- Prothero, L.S., & Foster, T. (2021) A survey-based evaluation of ambulance staff awareness of vitamin D and risk of deficiency in a UK ambulance service. British Paramedic Journal, 6(2), 40-48.
EEAST research contact details
If you’re interested in doing research with East of England Ambulance Service, please get in touch:
Theresa Foster – Head of Research
Larissa Prothero – Advanced Research Paramedic
Tessa Mochrie – Research Paramedic
Thomas Strudwick – Research Paramedic (KARMA2)
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