Northern Ireland Ambulance Service

About NIAS

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) exists to improve the health and well-being of the people of Northern Ireland (NI). We apply the highest levels of knowledge and skill to preserve life, prevent deterioration and promote recovery. NIAS provides high quality emergency, urgent and primary care services throughout the whole of NI. Our dedicated, committed and highly skilled staff work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to ensure that our patients receive the best possible care. We have 46 stations and deployment points spread over 5345 square miles (13,843 km2), serving a population of over 1.8 million.

NIAS’ mission statement

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service will provide safe, effective, high-quality, patient-focussed care and services to improve health and well-being by preserving life, preventing deterioration and promoting recovery.

Latest / significant publications

  • McDonnell, A.J., McLaughlin, R., O’Neill, R., Wolfe, J., Sinclair, N. and Ruddell, N. (2022) A mass distribution letter as an early intervention for potential frequent callers. Journal of Paramedic Practice 14:11, 449-454. https://doi.org/10.12968/jpar.2022.14.11.449
  • Bloomer, K. (2021) A retrospective cross-sectional analysis of re-contact rates and clinical characteristics in diabetic patients referred by paramedics to a community diabetes service following a hypoglycaemic episode. Br Paramed J 6(2):1-9. doi: 10.29045/14784726.2021.
  • Watson, A., Clubbs Coldron, B., Wingfield, B., Ruddell, N., Clarke, C., Masterson, S., McConnell, D. and Coates, V. (2021) Exploring variation in ambulance calls and conveyance rates for adults with diabetes mellitus who contact the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service: a retrospective database analysis. Br Paramed J 6(3):15-23. doi: 10.29045/14784726.2021.
  • Muldoon D, Seenan C. (2021) The introduction of advanced paramedics into primary care in Northern Ireland: a qualitative descriptive study of the experiences of general practitioners. Br Paramed J 6(3):1-6. doi: 10.29045/14784726.2021. 
  • Scott, J. (2020) Re-contact rates with a UK ambulance service following paramedic referral to a falls prevention service for those aged ≥ 65 years: a retrospective cohort study. Br Paramed J. 5(2):18-25. doi: 10.29045/14784726.2020.

NIAS research contact details

Julia Wolfe – Research and Development Manager

Research office

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