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 the EEAST website.
Current research projects
- Pre-hospitAl RAndomised trial of MEDICation route in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (PARAMEDIC-3)
- Randomised trial of clinical and cost effectiveness of Administration of Prehospital fascia Iliaca compartment block for emergency hip fracture care Delivery
Upcoming research projects
- Clinical randomisation of an anti-fibrinolytic in symptomatic mild head injury in older adults (CRASH-4)
Previously conducted research projects
- Use of ketone meters to improve ambulance hyperglycaemia care (KARMA2)
- A mixed-methods study of ambulance staff experiences of the menopause transition (CESSATION study)
- Predictors and effects of prehospital feedback: A mixed-methods diary study (PRE-FEED)
- Emergency Medical Services Streaming Enabled Evaluation In Trauma (SEE-IT Trial)
- Paramedic decision making during out of hospital cardiac arrest 2. A mixed-methods study (REACT2)
Numerous student-level projects were also supported.
Latest / significant publications
- Albargi, H., Mallett, S., Berhane, S., Booth, S., Hawkes, C., Perkins, G., Morton, M., Foster, T., Scholefield, B. (2021) Bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation for paediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in England: an observational registry cohort study. Resuscitation, 170: 17-25. 170: 17-25. DOI: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2021.10.042
- Aslam, R.W., Cole, R., Diethart, B., Edwards, A., Edwards, B.M., Evans, B.A., Foster, T., Fothergill, R., Gripper, P.C., Hughes, H., John, A., Khanom, A., Petterson, R., Philips, C.J., Porter, A., Rees, N., Rosser, A., Scott, J., Tee, A., Watkins, A., Snooks, H. (2021) Co-design of a logic model describing components, mechanisms of change and potential impacts of case management for people who frequently call ambulance services, Emergency Medical Journal, 38:e5 http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/emermed2021-999.5
- Clark, L.V., Fida, R., Skinner, J., Murdoch, J., Rees, N., Williams, J., Foster, T. and Sanderson, K. (2021) Mental health, well-being and support interventions for UK ambulance services staff: an evidence map, 2000 to 2020. British Paramedic Journal, 5(4), 25–39
- Jones, J., Allen, S., Davies, J., Driscoll, T., Ellis, G., Fegan, G., Foster, T., Francis, N., Islam, S., Morgan, M., Nanayakkara, P., Perkins, G., Porter, A., Rainer, T., Ricketts, S., Sewell, B., Shanahan, T., Smith, F., Smyth, M., Snooks, H., Moore, C. (2021) Randomised feasibility study of prehospital recognition and antibiotics for emergency patients with sepsis (PhRASe). Scientific Reports, Sep 20; 11(1): 18586 doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-97979-w.
- Mochrie, T., Prothero, L., Foster, T. and South, N. (2021) The experiences and attitudes of ambulance staff towards the counter-terrorism “PREVENT” training: a survey-based service evaluation. Emergency Medical Journal, 38(9), http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/emermed-2021-999.34
- 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 Noakes – Research Paramedic
Shona Brown – Research Paramedic (PARAMEDIC2)
Emma Duncan – Research Paramedic (RAPID2)
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