The 999 EMS Research Forum aims to encourage, promote and disseminate research and evidence-based policy and practice in 999 health-care

The 999 EMS Research Forum is a UK based partnership that brings together academics and health-care providers with a research interest in emergency care. It has been actively promoting emergency care research since its formation in 1997. Board members come from a range of specialities and backgrounds and include consultants in A&E and anaesthetics, paramedics and academics.

The aims of the forum are:

  • To encourage, promote and disseminate research and evidence-based policy and practice in 999 health-care
  • To develop links between emergency health-care practitioners and the research community
  • To run an annual research conference providing an opportunity to disseminate research and run workshops to build research capacity
  • To continue developing international collaborations in pre-hospital care research

Each year the 999 EMS Research forum puts an open call for papers; submissions are peer reviewed and selected papers are presented at an annual conference.

The UK Forum does not stand alone but in partnership with emergency care research forums in Australia and the US. Winners of awards at each conference are invited, and supported, to present their work internationally at partners' conferences.