Dr Fiona Bell
School of Health and Related Research
Honorary Research Fellow
Head of Research, Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
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School of Health and Related Research
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
I joined ScHARR in early 2021 as an Honorary Research Fellow. I am the Head of Research of Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) and have developed a formal academic partnership between ScHARR and YAS. This has resulted in a shared Memorandum of Understanding which aims to encourage research that drives service needs-driven and applied research.
I have worked on a number of NIHR-funded CURE projects, including pre-hospital Pandemic Respiratory Infection Emergency System Triage – pre-PRIEST led by Professor Steve Goodacre; Pre-alerts study led by Dr Fiona Sampson); the Major Trauma Triage Study (MATTS) project led by Dr Gordon Fuller; and the Risk of Adverse Outcomes after a Suspected Seizure (RADOSS) study.
I am also involved in the Yorkshire and Humber Applied Research Collaborative under the urgent care theme and attend the National Ambulance Research Steering Group (NARSG).
- BSc Microbiology
- PhD Microbiology
- Research interests
- Ambulance organisation and service delivery
- Ambulance staff wellbeing
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- A qualitative analysis of stressors affecting 999 ambulance call handlers' mental health and well-being. International Journal of Emergency Services. View this article in WRRO
- Pre-hospital prediction of adverse outcomes in patients with suspected COVID-19 : development, application and comparison of machine learning and deep learning methods. Computers in Biology and Medicine. View this article in WRRO
- PP28 Stakeholder perspectives of piloting pre-hospital COVID-19 lateral flow test and direct admissions pathway: exploring why well received ideas have low uptake. Emergency Medicine Journal, 39(9), e5.21-e5.21.
- PP26 Exploring the use of pre-hospital pre-alerts and their impact on patients, ambulance service and emergency department staff: protocol for a mixed methods study. Emergency Medicine Journal, 39(9), e5.19-e5.19.
- PP22 Delivery of public health interventions by the ambulance sector. Emergency Medicine Journal, 39(9), e5.15-e5.15.
- Evaluation of pre-hospital COVID-19 rapid antigen tests by paramedics and their use in a direct admission pathway. Journal of Infection. View this article in WRRO
- Accuracy of emergency medical service telephone triage of need for an ambulance response in suspected COVID-19 : an observational cohort study. BMJ Open, 12(5). View this article in WRRO
- Accuracy of telephone triage for predicting adverse outcomes in suspected COVID-19: an observational cohort study. BMJ Quality and Safety. View this article in WRRO
- 798 Accuracy of telephone triage for predicting adverse outcomes in suspected COVID-19: an observational cohort study. Emergency Medicine Journal, 39(3), 256-256. View this article in WRRO
- Prognostic accuracy of triage tools for adults with suspected COVID-19 in a prehospital setting : an observational cohort study. Emergency Medicine Journal. View this article in WRRO
- Trends, variations and prediction of staff sickness absence rates among NHS ambulance services in England : a time series study. BMJ Open, 11(9). View this article in WRRO
- The acceptability and safety of video triage for ambulance service patients and clinicians during the COVID-19 pandemic. British Paramedic Journal, 6(2), 49-58.
- PP40 Pre-hospital and emergency department analgesia for paediatric trauma – a survey of UK trauma centres and ambulance services supports consideration of alternatives such as ketamine. Emergency Medicine Journal, 38(9), A16.3-A17.
- Call volume, triage outcomes, and protocols during the first wave of the COVID‐19 pandemic in the United Kingdom: Results of a national survey. Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians Open, 2(4).
- Prognostic accuracy of triage tools for adults with suspected COVID-19 in a pre-hospital setting: an observational cohort study. View this article in WRRO
- Protocol for Take-home naloxone In Multicentre Emergency (TIME) settings: feasibility study. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 6(1). View this article in WRRO
- Suicide among ambulance service staff: a review of coroner and employment records. British Paramedic Journal, 4(4), 10-15.
- A service evaluation of paediatric pain management in an English ambulance service. British Paramedic Journal, 4(2), 37-45.
- OP6 An investigation into suicide amongst ambulance service staff. Emergency Medicine Journal, 36(1), e3.1-e3.
- What fluids are given during air ambulance treatment of patients with trauma in the UK, and what might this mean for the future? Results from the RESCUER observational cohort study. BMJ Open, 8(1), e019627-e019627.
- Distribution of Fusidic Acid Resistance Determinants in Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 55(3), 1173-1176.
- Genetic Basis of Resistance to Fusidic Acid in Staphylococci. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 51(5), 1737-1740.
- The experiences and perceptions of wellbeing provision among English ambulance services staff: a multi-method qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research, 22(1).
- Accuracy of the Mologic COVID-19 rapid antigen test: a prospective multi-centre analytical and clinical evaluation. Wellcome Open Research, 6, 132-132.
- Pre-hospital hypoglycaemia referral pathways. British Paramedic Journal, 1(3), 29-31.
- High prevalence of resistance to fusidic acid in clinical isolates of Staphylococcus epidermidis. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 61(5), 1040-1043.
- Research group
- Exploring the use of pre-hospital pre-alerts and their impact on patients, ambulance service and Emergency Department staff. Funded by NIHR HS&DR £555,740.24 and led by Dr Fiona Sampson (Role: Co-investigator)