East of England Ambulance Service


East of England Ambulance Service serves Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. The area is made up of over 6 million people, 7,500 square miles, 15 CCGs and 17 acute trusts. In 2020/2021 the Trust received more than 1.1 million emergency calls.

For more information, please visit the EEAST website.

Current research projects

  • Pre-hospitAl RAndomised trial of MEDICation route in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (PARAMEDIC-3)
  • Randomised trial of clinical and cost effectiveness of Administration of Prehospital fascia Iliaca compartment block for emergency hip fracture care Delivery

Upcoming research projects

  • Clinical randomisation of an anti-fibrinolytic in symptomatic mild head injury in older adults (CRASH-4)
  • Co-producing an Ambulance Trust national fatigue risk management system for improved Staff And Patient Safety (CATNAPS)
  • AACE Occupational Stress Study

Previously conducted research projects

  • Factors impacting vitamin D levels in ambulance staff (EVOLVED)
  • Use of ketone meters to improve ambulance hyperglycaemia care (KARMA2)
  • A mixed-methods study of ambulance staff experiences of the menopause transition (CESSATION study)
  • Predictors and effects of prehospital feedback: A mixed-methods diary study (PRE-FEED)
  • Emergency Medical Services Streaming Enabled Evaluation In Trauma (SEE-IT Trial)
  • Paramedic decision making during out of hospital cardiac arrest 2. A mixed-methods study (REACT2)

Numerous student-level projects were also supported.

Latest / significant publications

EEAST research contact details

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

Theresa Foster – Head of Research

Larissa Prothero – Advanced Research Paramedic

Tessa Noakes – Research Paramedic

Shona Brown – Research Paramedic (PARAMEDIC2)

Emma Duncan – Research Paramedic (RAPID2)

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