Yorkshire Ambulance Service

Between 2007-2017 Yorkshire Ambulance Service has published the following papers:


  1. C Hawkes, S Booth, C Ji, SJ Brace-McDonnell, A Whittington, J Mapstone, MW Cooke, CD Deakin, CP Gale, R Fothergill, JP Nolan, N Rees, J Soar, AN Siriwardena, TP Brown and GD Perkins, Epidemiology and outcomes from out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in England. Resuscitation 110, 133–140 (2017)
  1. M Johnson, R O’Hara, E Hirst, A Weyman, J Turner, S Mason, T Quinn, J Shewan and AN Siriwardena, Multiple triangulation and collaborative research using qualitative methods to explore decision making in pre-hospital emergency care. BMC Medical Research Methodology 17 (2017)
  1. D Richley and J Winter, Technical errors in ECG recording and treatment delays British Journal of Cardiac Nursing 12, 77-78 (2017)
  1. FC Sherratt, D Snape, S Goodacre, M Jackson, M Pearson, A Marson and AJ Noble Paramedics’ views on their seizure management learning needs: a qualitative study in England. BMJ Open 7 e014024 (2017)
  1. F Bell and D Fitzpatrick, Pre-hospital hypoglycaemia referral pathways. British Paramedic Journal 1, 29–31 (2016)
  1. A Bradley, M Littlewood-Prince, U Kaushal, K Mitchell, C Leyland, J Wanstall and N Cooper, Evaluate the improved value that NHS 111 can provide to palliative care patients and their families by utilising specialist palliative care nurses within urgent and emergency care.

BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care 6 (2016)

  1. JM Dickson, LH Taylor, J Shewan, T Baldwin, RA Grünewald and M Reuber, Cross-sectional study of the prehospital management of adult patients with a suspected seizure (EPIC1). BMJ Open 6, e010573 (2016)
  1. A Irving, R O’Hara, M Johnson, A Harris and K Baker, Pilot evaluation of utilising mental health nurses in the management of ambulance service patients with mental health problems. Emergency Medicine Journal 33 (2016)
  1. F Lecky, W Russell, G Fuller, G McClelland, E Pennington, S Goodacre, K Han, A Curran, D Holliman, J Freeman, N Chapman, M Stevenson, S Byers, S Mason, H Potter, T Coats, K Mackway-Jones, M Peters, J Shewan and M Strong, The Head Injury Transportation Straight to Neurosurgery (HITS-NS) randomised trial: a feasibility study. Health Technology Assessment 20 (2016)
  1. AJ Noble, D Snape, S Goodacre, M Jackson, FC Sherratt, M Pearson and A Marson, Qualitative study of paramedics’ experiences of managing seizures: a national perspective from England. BMJ Open 6, e014022 (2016)
  2. R O’Hara, M Johnson, E Hirst, A Weyman, D Shaw, P Mortimer, C Newman, M Storey, J Turner, S Mason, T Quinn, J Shewan and AN Siriwardena, Perceived areas for future intervention and research addressing conveyance decisions and potential threats to patient safety: stakeholder workshop. Emergency Medicine Journal 33 (2016)
  1. R Pilbery, J Green, H Hall and G Whitley, Addressing the Challenges of paramedic recruitment and engagement in AIRWAYS-2. Emergency Medicine Journal 33 (2016)
  1. R Pilbery and K Mackway-Jones, Introducing BestBETS. British Paramedic Journal 1, 33-34 (2016)
  1. R Pilbery, MD Teare, S Goodacre and F Morris, The Recognition of STEMI by Paramedics and the Effect of Computer inTerpretation (RESPECT): a randomised crossover feasibility study.

Emergency Medicine Journal 33, 471-476 (2016)

  1. J Taylor, S Black, SJ Brett, K Kirby, JP Nolan, BC Reeves, M Robinson, CA Rogers, LJ Scott, A South, EA Stokes, M Thomas, S Voss, S Wordsworth and JR Benger, Design and implementation of the AIRWAYS-2 trial: A multi-centre cluster randomised controlled trial of the clinical and cost effectiveness of the i-gel supraglottic airway device versus tracheal intubation in the initial airway management of out of hospital cardiac arrest. Resuscitation 109, 25-32 (2016)
  1. P Younger, R Pilbery and K Lethbridge, A survey of paramedic advanced airway practice in the UK. British Paramedic Journal 1, 9-22 (2016)
  1. FR Elwen, A Huskinson, L Clapham, MJ Bottomley, SR Heller, C James, A Abbas, P Baxter and RA Ajjan, An observational study of patient characteristics and mortality following hypoglycemia in the community. BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care 3, e000094 (2015)
  1. R O’Hara, M Johnson, E Hirst, A Weyman, D Shaw, P Mortimer, C Newman, M Storey, J Turner, S Mason, T Quinn, J Shewan, AN Siriwardena, Decision making and safety in ambulance service transitions. Emergency Medicine Journal 32, e2 (2015)
  1. A Osborne, L Taylor, M Reuber, R Grünewald, M Parkinson and JM Dickson, Pre-hospital care after a seizure: evidence base and United Kingdom management guidelines. Seizure 24, 82-87 (2015)
  1. M Parker and A Rodgers, Management of pain in pre-hospital settings. Emergency Nurse 23, 16-21 (2015)
  1. M Parkinson, Pain: understanding the biopsychosocial model and the paramedic’s role within the multi-disciplinary team. Journal of Paramedic Practice 7, 250-255 (2015)
  1. GD Perkins and SJ Brace-McDonnell, The UK out of hospital cardiac arrest outcome (OHCAO) project. BMJ Open 5, e008736 (2015)
  1. R Pilbery, MD Teare, S Goodacre and F Morris, The recognition of STEMI by paramedics and the effect of computer interpretation (respect): a cluster-randomised crossover pilot study. Emergency Medicine Journal 32, 421 (2015)
  1. JA Rossington, SF Cole, Y Zaidy, MS Cunnington and RM Oliver, Pre-alert calls for primary PCI: a single-centre experience. British Journal of Cardiology 22, 157-158 (2015)
  1. AR Taherkhani, GN de Boer, PH Gaskell, CA Gilkeson, RW Hewson, A Keech, HM Thompson and VV Toropov, Aerodynamic Drag Reduction of Emergency Response Vehicles. Advances in Automobile Engineering 4, e1000122 (2015)
  1. A Walker, J Shewan and S Mason, Research pyramids for emergency medicine: a system to support the improvement of research activity in emergency medicine. Emergency Medicine Journal Supplement 2015-32-S9, 3-4 (2015)
  1. D Borrill and W Colam-Ainsworth, Improving Patient Care-The Leeds Dedicated Palliative Care Ambulance Service. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care 4, A8 (2014)
  1. K Hargreaves, S Goodacre and P Mortimer, Paramedic perceptions of the feasibility and practicalities of prehospital clinical trials: a questionnaire survey. Emergency Medicine Journal 31, 499-504 (2014)
  1. C Harvey, Is there scope for an observational pain scoring tool in paramedic practice? Journal of Paramedic Practice 6, 84-88 (2014)
  1. A Hodge, Developing leadership in the UK’s ambulance service: a review of the consultant paramedic role. Journal of Paramedic Practice 6, 138-146 (2014)
  1. R O’Hara, M Johnson, AN Siriwardena, A Weyman, J Turner, D Shaw, P Mortimer, C Newman, E Hirst, M Storey, S Mason, T Quinn and J Shewan, A qualitative study of systemic influences on paramedic decision making: care transitions and patient safety. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy 20, 45-53 (2014)
  1. M Parkinson, Palliative emergencies in the pre-hospital setting. Journal of Paramedic Practice 6, 510-518 (2014)
  1. M Parkinson, Is it time to change? The use of intranasal fentanyl for severe pain in the pre-hospital setting. Journal of Paramedic Practice 6, 562-565 (2014)
  2. J Scott, AP Strickland, K Warner and P Dawson, Describing and predicting frequent callers to an ambulance service: analysis of 1 year call data Emergency Medicine Journal 31, 408-414 (2014)
  1. J Scott, AP Strickland, K Warner and P Dawson, Frequent callers to and users of emergency medical systems: a systematic review. Emergency Medicine Journal 31, 684-691 (2014)
  1. R Wilson, SW Goodacre, M Klingbajl, A Kelly, T Rainer, T Coats, V Holloway, W Townend and S Crane, Evaluation of the DAVROS (Development And Validation of Risk-adjusted Outcomes for Systems of emergency care) risk-adjustment model as a quality indicator for healthcare. Emergency Medicine Journal 31, 471-475 (2014)
  1. R Moss, K Porter and I Greaves, Pharmacologically assisted laryngeal mask insertion: a consensus statement. Emergency Medicine Journal 30, 1073-1075 (2013)
  1. DP O’Dowd, S Robertshaw, A Walker, DG Roberts and H Romer, Prospective study of injury severity scores during a season of British Superbike racing. Trauma 15, 265-270 (2013)
  1. G Darnell, S Mason and H Snooks, Elderly falls: a national survey of UK ambulance services. Emergency Medicine Journal 29, 1009-1010 (2012)
  1. S Goodacre, R Wilson, M Bradburn, M Santarelli and J Nicholl, Health utility after emergency medical admission: A cross-sectional survey. Health Quality Life Outcomes 10 (2012)
  1. S Goodacre, R Wilson, N Shephard and J Nicholl, Derivation and validation of a risk adjustment model for predicting seven day mortality in emergency medical admissions: mixed prospective and retrospective cohort study. British Medical Journal 344, e2904 (2012)
  1. SM Jennings, K Bennett, M Lonergan and E Shelley, Primary percutaneous coronary intervention for acute ST elevation myocardial infarction–first year’s experience of a tertiary referral centre in the UK. Heart 98, 1285-1289 (2012)
  1. Portz, K, Newell, R and Archibong, U, Rising Ambulance Life-Threatening Call Demand in High and Low Socioeconomic Areas. Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture 3, 5-19 (2012)
  1. K Challen, A Bentley, J Bright, J Gray and D Walter, National swine flu adult assessment guidelines: retrospective validation of objective criteria in three proxy datasets. Emergency Medicine Journal 28, 287-289 (2011)
  1. C Harrison, Embracing the future – Yorkshire & Humber Infant and Children Transport Service. Infant 7, 57-61 (2011)
  1. E Knowles, S Mason and B Colwell, An initiative to provide emergency healthcare for older people in the community: the impact on carers Emergency Medicine Journal 28, 316-319 (2011)
  1. J Mark, A Walker and C Davey, A mannequin study comparing suitability of the i-gel™ with a laryngeal mask airway device. Journal of Paramedic Practice 3, 442-446 (2011)
  1. B Snaith, M Hardy and A Walker, Emergency ultrasound in the prehospital setting: the impact of environment on examination outcomes. Emergency Medicine Journal 28, 1001-1001 (2011)
  1. J Taylor, The role of ambulance clinicians in management and leadership. Journal of Paramedic Practice 3, 34-37 (2011)
  1. K Williamson, Fuel cell auxiliary power proving efficient for Yorkshire emergency response vehicles. Fuel Cells Bulletin 10, 12-14 (2011)
  1. JT Gray, K Challen and L Oughton, Does the pandemic medical early warning score system correlate with disposition decisions made at patient contact by emergency care practitioners? Emergency Medicine Journal 27 (2010)
  1. N Roberts, S Curran, V Minogue, J Shewan, R Spencer and J Wattis, A Pilot Study of the Impact of NHS Patient Transportation on Older People with Dementia. International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease 2010, Article ID 348065, 9 pages (2010)
  1. A Walker and B Robson, Medical and prehospital care training in UK fire and rescue services. Emergency Medicine Journal 27, 960-961 (2010)
  1. A Walker, L Sibson and A Marsh, Clinical leadership in the ambulance service. Emergency Medicine Journal 27, 490 (2010)
  1. N Agelopoulos, How improving services can hold the key to end of life care choices. Journal of Care Services Management 4, 16-23 (2009)
  1. S Boardman, C Richmond, W Robson and R Daniels, Prehospital management of a patient with severe sepsis. Journal of Paramedic Practice 1, 183-188 (2009)
  1. S Dixon, S Mason, E Knowles, B Colwell, J Wardrope, H Snooks, R Gorringe, J Perrin, J Nicholl, Is it cost effective to introduce paramedic practitioners for older people to the ambulance service? Results of a cluster randomised controlled trial. Emergency Medicine Journal 26, 446-451 (2009)
  1. JT Gray and A Walker, Is referral to emergency care practitioners by general practitioners in-hours effective? Emergency Medicine Journal 26 (2009)
  2. JT Gray and A Walker, “At the sharp end”: does ambulance dispatch data from south Yorkshire support the picture of increased weapon-related violence in the UK? Emergency Medicine Journal 26, 741-742 (2009)
  1. A Walker, J Brenchley and N Hughes, Mobile radiography at a music festival. Emergency Medicine Journal 26, 613 (2009)
  1. K Clesham, S Mason, J Gray, S Walter and V Cook, Can emergency medical service staff predict the disposition of patients they are transporting? Emergency Medicine Journal 25, 623-623 (2008)
  1. JT Gray and A Walker, Avoiding admissions from the ambulance service: a review of elderly patients with falls and patients with breathing difficulties seen by emergency care practitioners in South Yorkshire Emergency Medicine Journal 25, 125-125 (2008)
  1. JT Gray and A Walker, AMPDS categories: are they an appropriate method to select cases for extended role ambulance practitioners? Emergency Medicine Journal 25, 545-545 (2008)
  1. S Mason, E Knowles, J Freeman and H Snooks, Safety of paramedics with extended skills. Academic Emergency Medicine 15, 607-612 (2008)
  1. RJ McBroom, Collaborative Training with Ambulance Service NHS Trusts. Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps 154, 149-151 (2008)
  1. JT Gray and J Wardrope, Introduction of non-transport guidelines into an ambulance service: a retrospective review. Emergency Medicine Journal 24, 687-687 (2007)
  1. SP Jones, MJ Jenkinson, MJ Leathley, AG Rudd, GA Ford and CL Watkins, The recognition and emergency management of suspected stroke and transient ischaemic attack. Clinical Medicine 7, 467-471 (2007)
  1. S Mason, E Knowles, B Colwell, S Dixon, J Wardrope, R Gorringe, H Snooks, J Perrin and J Nicholl, Effectiveness of paramedic practitioners in attending 999 calls from elderly people in the community: cluster randomised controlled trial. British Medical Journal 335, 919 (2007)