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:

  • The organisation of emergency care e.g. Evaluation of the National Infarct Angioplasty Project; ESCAPE trial of chest pain units in the NHS; Evaluation of organisational factors influencing emergency department performance (UWAIT and SAFETIME)
  • Clinical trials in emergency medicine, e.g. 3Mg trial of magnesium sulphate in acute asthma; RATPAC trial of point-of-care cardiac markers in acute chest pain
  • Workforce evaluation in emergency care, e.g. studies on delivery of pre-hospital care in the community without transfer to hospital. Evaluation of motivation and well-being of junior doctors in emergency departments (EDiT)
  • Economic evaluation in emergency care, e.g. secondary research into strategies for deep venous thrombosis, minor head injury care and acute coronary syndrome.
  • Risk prediction in emergency care, e.g. Development and Validation of Risk-adjusted Outcomes for Systems of emergency care (DAVROS); PAINTED study (Pandemic Influenza in the Emergency Department)

Academic leads: Professor Steve Goodacre and Professor Suzanne Mason

S.Goodacre@sheffield.ac.uk | S.Mason@sheffield.ac.uk

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