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Annual Conference 2020 - keynote speakers

Take a look at the summaries of what our keynote speakers will be presenting at our 2020 conference


Dr Andrew Carson-Stevens, School of Medicine, Cardiff University

Applying lessons of safety research in 999 prehospital care

Harrowing, unsafe care experiences of patients and their families are commonly in patient safety incident reports. Such reports represent a unique perspective for learning. However, the volume of data in many patient safety incident reporting systems is so great that much have never been analysed or used to support improvement in patient safety. During my talk I will share pragmatic recommendations from substantive methodological advances to analyse incident reports and create data-driven quality improvement agendas.


Dr Fiona Bell, Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Supporting Wellbeing in Ambulance Personnel (SWAP) study

Within a context of growing awareness of the importance of having well staff in order to deliver best patient care the Staff Wellbeing in Ambulance Personnel study is aiming to identify characteristics of successful employee mental wellbeing services. This focuses on different staff groupings in UK ambulance services, to understand how existing services could be improved. I will present early findings from the study looking at sickness absence and analysis of ambulance service policies and procedures around staff wellbeing. 



Dr Tom Hughes, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Ambulance Data Set : Standardising Data across Urgent and Emergency Care

I am an emergency physician and self-confessed data nerd who has led a project to modernise the data collected in Emergency Departments: the Emergency care Data Set, which has now been fully implemented in England. I will describe how the new Ambulance Data Set is being developed with representation from all Trusts, progress to date, and how ADS will benefit research and quality improvement in Ambulance services. Some more background at https://www.ouh.nhs.uk/news/article.aspx?id=1149



Professor Simon Moore, Cardiff University

Evaluating the Diversion of Alcohol-Related Attendances (EDARA) project

Several cities have implemented bespoke services as an alternative pathway for those who drink to excess. These “drunk tanks,” or Alcohol Intoxication Management Services (AIMS) vary in the facilities they offer. There are no nationally agreed standards for AIMS and their impact on key performance indicators across frontline services is unknown. The EDARA project aimed to capture the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of AIMS and provides a unique insight into the management of alcohol intoxication.




Annual Conference

3-4 March 2020, Hilton Brighton metropole

Quality and risk in 999 healthcare: A balancing act?

The 2020 999 EMS Research Forum conference will be hosted by South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) in association with the National Ambulance Steering Group (NARSG). This will take place at the Hilton Brighton Metropole on 3-4 March 2020..


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