East Midlands Ambulance Service

About EMAS

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.

EMAS Vision

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

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

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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