About NEAS

North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (NEAS) covers 3,200 square miles across the North East region. It employs more than 2,600 staff and serves a population of 2.7 million people by handling all NHS111 and 999 calls for the region, operating patient transport and ambulance response services, delivering training for communities and commercial audiences and providing medical support cover at events.

NEAS’ vision is ‘Unmatched quality of care, every time we touch lives’.

Even in the most challenging situations we will strive to perform to the highest professional standards in a spirit of collaboration and teamwork, no matter what the circumstances. We will be acknowledged as the leading specialist care provider when looking after the patients in our care.

Research at NEAS

NEAS is 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. Newcastle, Sunderland, Teesside, and Northumbria. We work in collaboration with a range of partners including the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), and the National Ambulance Research Steering Group (NARSG). We also actively support staff to conduct their own research and support student projects including MSc and PhD studies.

NEAS Research Contacts

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

Michelle Jackson, Research & Development Manager michelle.jackson@neas.nhs.uk

Dr Graham McClelland, Research Fellow graham.mcclelland@neas.nhs.uk

Karl Charlton, Research Fellow Karl.charlton@neas.nhs.uk

Matthew Limmer, Research Paramedic Matthew.limmer@neas.nhs.uk

Sarah Hepburn, Research Paramedic Sarah.hepburn@neas.nhs.uk

Emma Burrow, Research Administrator Emma.burrow@neas.nhs.uk