Raising the game: nurturing research and development in the newly reconfigured ambulance services in the United Kingdom – opportunities for research for better health in prehospital settings

Siriwardena, A Niroshan (2007) Raising the game: nurturing research and development in the newly reconfigured ambulance services in the United Kingdom – opportunities for research for better health in prehospital settings. Discussion Paper. East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Nottingham.

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Abstract

Ambulance services will need a new and robust structure to support the growing prehospital research agenda for the short and medium term. This structure will need to inform and be informed by effective knowledge management and dissemination and will need to ensure that research helps lead to high quality, safe (no needless harm), effective (evidence-based), patient centred (no feelings of helplessness and in accordance with patients reasonable expressed wishes), timely (no needless delay), efficient (no waste and with realistic outcomes) and equitable (fair to all patients) ambulance services which are integrated with and aligned to the wider health system.

This paper recommends a structure which supports local as well as national research activity and research capacity development. In order to foster a research culture and research activity within a robust research governance framework a National Research Steering Group with representation from each ambulance service is advocated.

Item Type:Paper or Report (Discussion Paper)
Additional Information:Ambulance services will need a new and robust structure to support the growing prehospital research agenda for the short and medium term. This structure will need to inform and be informed by effective knowledge management and dissemination and will need to ensure that research helps lead to high quality, safe (no needless harm), effective (evidence-based), patient centred (no feelings of helplessness and in accordance with patients reasonable expressed wishes), timely (no needless delay), efficient (no waste and with realistic outcomes) and equitable (fair to all patients) ambulance services which are integrated with and aligned to the wider health system. This paper recommends a structure which supports local as well as national research activity and research capacity development. In order to foster a research culture and research activity within a robust research governance framework a National Research Steering Group with representation from each ambulance service is advocated.
Keywords:prehospital care, ambulance service, research and development, quality improvement
Subjects:B Subjects allied to Medicine > B990 Subjects Allied to Medicine not elsewhere classified
A Medicine and Dentistry > A300 Clinical Medicine
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
ID Code:2761
Deposited By: Niro Siriwardena
Deposited On:02 Jul 2010 07:45
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:40

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