Professor Steve Goodacre

MB, ChB, MRCP, DipIMC, FRCEM, MSc, PhD

School of Health and Related Research

ScHARR Director of Research

NIHR Senior Investigator

Deputy Programme Director, NIHR HTA Programme

Chair, NIHR HTA Commissioning Committee

Chair, NIHR Clinical Trials Unit Standing Advisory Committee

Senior Associate Editor, Annals of Emergency Medicine

s.goodacre@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 0842

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Professor Steve Goodacre
School of Health and Related Research
3023
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
Sheffield
S1 4DA
Profile

I am a clinical academic in emergency medicine and researcher in emergency care. I am a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator, Deputy Programme Director for the NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme and Chair of the HTA Commissioning Committee.

Research interests

My research interests are clinical trials in emergency medicine, economic analysis, the organisation of emergency care and methods for evaluating the quality of emergency care.

Current and recent projects:

  • The VTEAM study: Venous Thromboembolism risk Assessment Models for hospital inpatients. Funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme, £548,794, June 2019 to May 2021.
  • The PHEWS study: Pre-Hospital Early Warning for Sepsis. Funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme, £561,164, June 2019 to May 2021.
  • SPQR: Safety for Patients through Quality Review. Funded by the NIHR Policy Research Programme, £551,743, June 2027 to May 2020.
  • The TiLLI study: Thromboprophylaxis for lower limb immobilisation. Funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme, £181,690, April 2017 to May 2018.
  • DiPEP: Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism in Pregnancy. Funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme, £688,196, October 2014 to March 2017.
  • The PAINTED study: Pandemic Influenza Triage in the Emergency Department. Funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme, £151,174, in hibernation (awaiting pandemic).

Co-investigator

  • TARGET-CTCA: Troponin in Acute chest pain to Risk stratify and Guide EffecTive use of Computed Tomography Coronary Angiography. Funded by the British Heart Foundation, £1,115,723, August 2018 to July 2023.
  • TIME: Take home naloxone Intervention Multi centre Emergency setting feasibility trial. Funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme, £563,734, January 2018 to June 2020.
  • Comparative Effectiveness of Early Diagnostic and Disposition Strategies for Suspected ACS. Funded by the US National Institute for Health, $3,132,749, August 2017 to May 2021.
  • DEUCE: Drivers of Demand for Emergency and Urgent CarE. Funded by the NIHR Health Service & Delivery Research Programme, £708,286, February 2017 to December 2019.
  • ACUTE: Ambulance CPAP: Use, Treatment effect and Economics. Funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme, £482,800, July 2016 to November 2019.
  • EDARA: Evaluating the Diversion of Alcohol-Related Attendances. Chief Investigator Simon Moore (University of Cardiff). Funded by the NIHR Health Services & Delivery Research R&D programme, £739,381January 2016 to June 2018.
  • SAFE: Seizure first Aid training For Epilepsy . Chief Investigator Adam Noble (University of Liverpool). Funded by the NIHR Health Service & Delivery R&D Programme, £424,127, June 2015 to April 2019.
  • The RAPID-CTCA trial: Rapid Assessment of Potential Ischaemic Heart Disease with CT coronary angiography. Chief Investigator Alasdair Gray (Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh). Funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment R&D Programme, £2,058,508, January 2015 to December 2019.
Publications

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Reports

Posters

  • Goodacre S (2014) PRE-HOSPITAL NON-INVASIVE VENTILATION FOR ACUTE RESPIRATORY FAILURE: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND NETWORK META ANALYSIS. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pickering A, Harnan S, Pandor A, Fitzgerald P & Goodacre S (2010) Clinical Decision Rules for children with minor head injury: A systematic review. European Society of Emergency Medicine,(EuSEM) Stockholm. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pickering A, Harnan S, Pandor A & Goodacre S A systematic review of Clinical Decision Rules in the management of adult minor head injury. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pickering A, Harnan S & Goodacre S Diagnostic accuracy of individual characteristics following minor head injury in children: A systematic review. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Goodacre S & Pickering A Management of isolated minor head injury in the United Kingdom. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Carroll C, Goodacre S, Stevens J & Leaviss J Diagnostic accuracy of early biomarkers for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) (2012). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pandor A, Harnan S, Goodacre S, Pickering A & Rees A Diagnostic accuracy of clinical characteristics following minor head injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Leaviss J, Stevens J, J W, Goodacre S & F M Prognostic accuracy of Exercise ECG and CT Coronary Angiography to predict Major Adverse Cardiac Events (MACE) in patients with suspected Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS): A systematic review (2012). RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pandor A, Harnan S, Goodacre S, Pickering A, Fitzgerald P & Rees A Diagnostic accuracy of clinical characteristics following minor head injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pickering A, Harnan S, Pandor A & Goodacre S Clinical Decision Rules for children with minor head injury: A systematic review. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pickering A, Fitzgerald P, Harnan S, Pandor A & Goodacre S The role of biochemical markers in the identification of intracranial pathology following minor head injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Harnan S, Pickering A, Pandor A & Goodacre S Clinical decision rules for adults with minor head injury: a systematic review. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Goodacre S, Pandor A, Poku E, Stevens JW, Ren S & Cantrell A Pre-hospital non-invasive ventilation for acute respiratory failure: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. 999 EMS Research Forum Conference. RIS download Bibtex download

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Teaching interests

My teaching interests are critical appraisal of the scientific literature, promoting evidence-based health care, advanced trauma life support (ATLS) and diagnostic pathways in emergency medicine.

I am interested in supervising students undertaking research in emergency care, such as evaluation of health technologies, changes to service delivery, methods to improve decision-making and methods for evaluating the quality of emergency care.