Research and innovation

Investing in research and development to improve paramedic practice

At the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS), we’re always looking for ways to improve and evolve our clinical care, so that all our patients experience the best level of care they can. 

We have a dedicated team of research paramedics who are focused on improving paramedic practice, both in the North East and across the rest of the UK.

Award-winning research

Our research projects have covered a variety of areas, including stroke, cardiac arrest, sepsis, head injuries, trauma, orthopaedics, triage techniques, referral pathways, leadership and quality improvement.

Due to the quality and impact of our research, our research team has won prizes for their research and NEAS is now considered to be one of the best ambulance services in the UK for pre-hospital research.

External funding

The Research and Development (R&D) Team is externally funded and brings in more than £200,000 of external funding per year form the Research Network and for government funded research projects.

Our latest research

Working together with The University of Warwick, our PARAMEDIC3 research study looks at how best to give people lifesaving medications if they have a cardiac arrest.