Yorkshire Ambulance Service

About Yorkshire Ambulance Service Research and Development Team

YAS cover nearly 6,000 square miles of varied terrain, from isolated moors and dales to urban areas, coastline and inner cities.  We serve a population of over 5.3 million people and employ more than 7,200 staff, 3,000 of which are frontline staff including paramedics, Technicians, Emergency Care Practitioners, Air Ambulance clinicians and a Hazardous Area Response Team, together with over 1,300 volunteers.

We receive an average of over 3,500 emergency and routine calls a day. In 2021-22 we responded to a total of 849,173 incidents through either a vehicle arriving on scene or by telephone advice. Clinicians based in our Clinical Hub, which operates within the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), triaged and helped around 90,700 callers with their healthcare needs.

Reporting to the Executive Medical Director, the research team comprises a Head of Research and Development, a Research and Development Manager, a Senior Research Fellow and an expanding team including Research Paramedics, a Paramedic Research Fellow, a Research Data Manager, a Research Co-Ordinator and Research Officer.

We work closely with academic and NHS partners to ensure that we undertake research that meets the needs of our population and YAS. YAS also supports staff to undertake MSc, doctoral and post-doctoral projects.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service is committed to improving services through evidence-based practice and welcomes contact about research.

For further information, please visit the YAS website.

Current research projects 

Recently Completed Research

Selected Recent Publications

YAS research contact details

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

Dr Fiona Bell – fiona.bell7@nhs.net

Research Office – yas.research@nhs.net