We provide emergency and urgent services for 4.8 million people, covering approximately 6,452 square miles across six counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland.
Every day EMAS receives around 2,526 calls from members of the public who rang 999. On average this equates to a new emergency call every 34 seconds and is in addition to the calls received from healthcare professionals booking transport to support patient transfers from one healthcare facility to another.
Our vision is to be responding to patient needs in the right way, developing our organisation to become outstanding for patients and staff, and collaborating to improve wider healthcare.
Research at EMAS
EMAS has a wide, everchanging portfolio of studies and works closely with a number of universities in the UK and abroad including the universities of Lincoln, Nottingham, Swansea, Sheffield, Leicester and McMaster University, Ontario. We also actively support staff to conduct their own research and support student projects including MSc and PhD studies.
EMAS has a number of posts dedicated to conducting and engaging in safe and high-quality clinical research.
For more details, please visit EMAS website.
Current research projects
- Ambulance calls for Substance use and Alcohol in a Pandemic (ASAP)
- What TRIage model is safest and most effective for the Management of 999 callers with suspected COVID-19? A linked outcome study (TRIM)
- Epidemiology and Outcome from Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OCHAO)
- Community First Responders’ role in the current and future rural health and care workforce
- Pre-hospitAl RAndomised trial of MEDICation route in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (PARAMEDIC-3)
Previously conducted research projects
- The impact of COVID-19 on Emergency Medical Service led out of hospital cardiac arrest resuscitation: A Qualitative study (The COMPARE Study)
- COVID-19: Clusters, causes, triage and vulnerability (COVID: CCTV)
- What are the primary factors influencing the on-scene use of mechanical resuscitation devices in non-traumatic cardiac arrests with East Midlands Ambulance Service?
Latest / significant publications
- Moore, H.E., Hill, B., Siriwardena, A.N., Tanser, F., & Spaight, R. (2022). Rethinking the health implications of society-environment relationships in built areas: An assessment of the access to healthy and hazards index in the context of COVID-19. Landscape and Urban Planning, 217: 104265.
- Moore, H.E., Siriwardena, A.N., Gussy, N., Tanser, F., Hill, B., & Spaight R. (2021). Mental health emergencies and COVID-19: the impact of ‘lockdown’ in the East Midlands of the UK. BJPsych Open, 7(4), E139.
- Willis, A., Dallosso, H., Gray, L., James, J., Taylor, C., Davies M., Shaw, D., Siriwardena, N., & Khunti, K. (2022). Randomised controlled trial of an innovative hypoglycaemia pathway for self-care at home and admission avoidance: a partnership approach with a regional ambulance trust. British Paramedic Journal, 6(4), 3-10.
- Moore, H.E., Hill, B., Siriwardena, N., Law, G., Thomas, C., Gussy, M., Spaight, R., & Tanser, F. (2021). An exploration of factors characterising unusual spatial clusters of COVID-19 cases in the East Midlands region, UK: a geospatial analysis of ambulance 999 data. Landscape and Urban Planning, 219: 104299.
- Smith, C.M., Ranjit, L., Fothergill, R.T., Spaight, R., & Perkins, G.D. (2021). The Effect of the GoodSAM volunteer first-responder app on survival to hospital discharge following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care, 11(1), 20-31.
EMAS research contact details
If you are interested in doing research with East Midlands Ambulance Service, please get in touch:
Robert Spaight – Head of Clinical Audit and Research
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