Academic clinical fellowships in Emergency Medicine


Emergency Medicine at the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)

Academic emergency medicine is based in CURE, the Centre for Urgent and Emergency care research, in ScHARR and in the Emergency Department of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust. It is also linked with a number of other NHS and academic organisations throughout the UK.

One of the four Schools in the Faculty of Medicine at The University of Sheffield, ScHARR brings together a wide range of health-related skills including health economics, operational research, management sciences, epidemiology and public health, medical statistics, and information science. ScHARR comprises the sections of Health Economics and Decision Science, Health Services Research, Information Resources and Public Health, and employs about 200 multidisciplinary staff and attracts in excess of £6 million per year in external support.

Academic clinical trainees are attached to the section of Health Services Research within ScHARR. Health Services Research is an applied science, which can have a major international impact, particularly if it focuses on health services which are not unique to the UK and on conducting major trials of international relevance. Emergency care is one of the principal research themes. Sheffield is a leading national and international centre for emergency medicine research.

A wide range of issues in emergency care are studied:

  • Emergency department and prehospital triage: The PRIEST study of triage tools for suspected COVID-19, the MATTS study of prehospital major trauma triage tools, and the PHEWS study of prehospital early warning scores for sepsis
  • The organisation of emergency care: CURE leads the Yorkshire and Humber Applied Research Collaborative (ARC) Urgent and Emergency Care Theme
  • Health informatics: Involvement in the MRC Health Data Science UK,  and the Better Care Northern Partnership
  • Global emergency care: Leading UK participant in the Global Emergency Care Research Network project (GEM-CARN) - a coalition of researchers generating evidence to better guide the development of emergency care systems in low-resource settings
  • Clinical trials in emergency medicine: CURE led the 3Mg trial of magnesium sulphate in acute asthma, the RATPAC trial of point-of-care cardiac markers in acute chest pain, and the ACUTE feasibility trial of prehospital CPAP for acute respiratory failure
  • Workforce evaluation in emergency care: Studies on delivery of pre-hospital care in the community without transfer to hospital, and evaluation of motivation and well-being of junior doctors in emergency departments (EDiT)
  • Economic evaluation in emergency care: Secondary research into strategies for acute coronary syndrome, venous thromboembolism prophylaxis, deep venous thrombosis, and head injury care.

Academic leads: Professor Steve Goodacre and Professor Suzanne Mason |

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