The London Ambulance Service is the busiest ambulance Service in the UK. Over 8,000 staff and volunteers serve a diverse population of over 9 million Londoners.

We cover an area of 620sq miles and have more than 8,000 people who work or volunteer for us – rising to 9,600 when including bank staff and students.

We answer around two million 999 calls a year and our crews attend more than 3000 emergencies a day. Our 24-hour 111 integrated urgent care services in north east and south east London answer around 1.5 million calls a year.

Research Capabilities at the LAS

The London Ambulance Service research workforce comprises:

  • Head of Clinical Audit & Research
  • Clinical Research Manager
  • Research Paramedics
  • Research & Development Co-ordinator

Current Research Projects

  • CRASH-4
  • Spinal Immobilisation Study
  • AmReS
  • Hot Zone

Recent Research Projects

  • MPDS Maternity Study
  • The SEE-IT Trial

Recent and Significant Publications

Facilitators and barriers to the delivery of the PARAMEDIC2 trial 

Emergency medical dispatchers’ experiences of using the Medical Priority Dispatch System telephone triage to identify maternity emergencies: a qualitative focus group study

The COVID-19 ambulance response assessment (CARA) study: a national survey of ambulance service healthcare professionals’ preparedness and response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Route of drug administration in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A protocol for a randomised controlled trial (PARAMEDIC-3)

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: an individual patient data meta-analysis

Expedited transfer to a cardiac arrest centre for non-ST-elevation out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (ARREST): a UK prospective, multicentre, parallel, randomised clinical trial

MIRACLE2 Score Compared with Downtime and Current Selection Criterion for Invasive Cardiovascular Therapies after Out-of-Hospital-Cardiac Arrest

Contact details

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

Professor Rachael Fothergill – Head of Clinical Audit & Research