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 supply the NHS 111 service for Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and Bassetlaw.  We also deliver patient transport services, with almost one million non-emergency journeys each year.

Our Service employs over 3,000 frontline staff including paramedics, BASICS doctors, technicians, emergency care practitioners, cycle response units, air ambulance and a hazardous area response team. There are a further 1,000 volunteers working in the community as first responders.  30% of the paramedic workforce is research-active, conducting a range of interventional and observational research.

 Current research projects and in development:

  • Non- pharmacological intervention for chronic breathlessness (BREATHE)
  • Take home naloxone (TIME)
  • Staff Wellbeing in Ambulance service Personnel (SWAP)

Previously conducted research includes:

  • Airways management in cardiac arrest (AIRWAYS-2)
  • Blood pressure reduction in stroke (RIGHT2)
  • Management of alcohol-related emergencies (EDARA)
  • Health and well-being (The Yorkshire Health Study)
  • Patient and public perspectives on emergency service demand (DEUCE)
  • Staff well-being (Prevalence and trends in UK ambulance service staff suicides)
  • Health and well-being (resilience training for staff).

Yorkshire Ambulance Service is committed to improving services through evidence-based practice and welcomes contact about research. For further information please visit our website https://www.yas.nhs.uk/our-services/additional-services/research-support/

Research direct contacts:

Dr Fiona Bell- fiona.bell7@nhs.net

Research Office- yas.research@nhs.net