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About YAS

Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) provides emergency services for the 5.3 million people living in Yorkshire and takes over 900,000 calls each year. We provide the NHS 111 service for Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and Bassetlaw. We also deliver Patient Transport Services, with almost one million non-emergency journeys carried out each year.

Our Service employs over 5,800 staff; 3,000 of which are frontline staff including paramedics, Technicians, Emergency Care Practitioners, Air Ambulance clinicians and a Hazardous Area Response Team. There are a further 1,100 volunteers working in the community as First Responders.

Reporting to the Executive Medical Director, the team comprises a Head of Research and Development, a Research and Development Manager and an expanding team of Research Paramedics, a Paramedic Research Fellow, a Research Data Manager, Research Co-Ordinators and Research Officers.

YAS continues to support urgent public health research into testing, treatment and vaccines for COVID-19, in collaboration with local NHS partners.

YAS also supports student-led Undergraduate projects ranging from BA/BSc qualifications through to Postgraduate and Doctoral PhD awards.

In 2022, YAS has the pleasure of hosting the 999EMS Research Conference.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service is committed to improving services through evidence-based practice and welcomes contact about research.

For further information, please visit YAS website.

Current research projects 

In set-up research projects

  • PRE-ALERTs – Exploring the use of pre-hospital pre-alerts and their impact on patients, Ambulance Service and Emergency Department staff
  • STRATUS study – FreeSTyle LibRe and hospitAl admissions, morTality and qUality of life in high risk type 2 diabeteS patients
  • SNAP – Supporting New Ambulance Paramedics: a prospective cohort study

Previously conducted research projects

  • Should I stay or should I go? NHS staff retention in COVID-19.
  • Non- pharmacological intervention for chronic breathlessness (BrEATHE)
  • Triage models for the management of 999 callers with suspected COVID-19 (TRIM)
  • Pandemic Respiratory Infection Emergency System Triage (PRIEST)

Latest / significant publications

YAS research contact details

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

Dr Fiona Bell – fiona.bell7@nhs.net

Research Office – yas.research@nhs.net