Pandemic Influenza Triage in the Emergency Department

Funded by the National Institute for Health Research

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Research objectives

We aim to identify the most accurate triage method for predicting severe illness among patients attending the emergency department with suspected pandemic influenza.

Our specific objectives are:

1. To determine the discriminant value of emergency department triage methods for predicting severe illness in patients
    presenting with suspected pandemic influenza
2. To determine the discriminant value of presenting clinical characteristics and routine tests for identifying severe illness
3. To determine the independent predictive value of presenting clinical characteristics and routine tests for severe illness
4. To develop two new triage methods based upon
    (a) presenting clinical characteristics alone and
    (b) presenting clinical characteristics, electrocardiogram (ECG), chest X-ray and routine blood test results

Project Management Team

Name Site Role Phone Email
Professor Steve Goodacre ScHARR Chief Investigator +44 (0)114 222 0842
Professor Mike Campbell ScHARR Statistician +44 (0)114 222 0839
Dr Andrew Lee ScHARR Public Health Expertise +44 (0)114 222 0872
Andrew Irving ScHARR Researcher +44 (0)114 222 4292
Dan Beever ScHARR Research Assistant +44 (0)114 222 0820
Heather Dakin ScHARR Trials Support Officer +44 (0)114 222 6385

Co Investigators

Name Site Role Phone Email
Dr Kirsty Challen Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Consultant in Emergency Medicine
Dr Andrew Bentley University Hospital of South Manchester Critical Care Expertise +44 (0)161 291 6420
Dr Darren Walter University Hospital of South Manchester Expert in Pandemic Emergency Planning +44 (0)161 291 6047
Dr Ian Maconochie St Mary's Hospital, London Expert in Paediatric Emergency Medicine +44 (0)207 886 6139
Dr Chris Fitzsimmons Sheffield Children's Hospital Expert in Paediatric Emergency Medicine +44 (0)114 271 7431


Hospital Principal Investigator
Sheffield Teaching Hospital Professor Steve Goodacre
Sheffield Children's Hospital Shammi Ramlakhan
Salford Royal Fiona Lecky

York Teaching Hospital

Scarborough General Hospital

Joanne Ingham

Dr Richard Smith 

The Royal London Dr Tim Harris
Wythenshawe Dr Darren Walter
Barnsley Dr Julian Humphrey
Northampton Dr Tristan Dyer
Hull Will Townend


(Royal & Children's)

Professor  Johnathan Benger
Plymouth Dr Jason Smith
Milton Keynes Dr Peter Thomas
Royal Berkshire Dr Liza Keating
Wirral Dr Andrea Wootten
Dorset Dr Tamsin Ribbons
Gloucestershire Tanya De Weymarn
Wolverhampton Jagtar Pooni
Shrewsbury Dr Adrian Marsh
Northumbria Dr Mark Harrison
North Staffordshire Dr Richard Hall
Southend Bernard Hadebe
Oxford Dr Melanie Darwent
Harrogate Alison Walker
Edinburgh (Scotland) Dr Alasdair Gray
Mid Essex Dr Steve Jenkins
Newcastle Dr John Wright
Paisley (Scotland) Dr Alasdair Corfield
Manchester Royal & Children's Dr Rick Body
Aintree Dr Abdo Sattout
Coventry Dr Ed Hartley
Cambridge Adrian Boyle
Nottingham Dr Frank Coffey


(Northern Ireland)

Lesley Ann Funston
Wexham Park Dr Sarah Wilson
Newport (Wales) Dr Ashkok Vaghela
Swindon Dr Stephen Haig
King's Lynn Dr Nam Tong
Kings College Hospital, London Dr Rob Pinate
Ashford and St Peter's Dr Claire Atkinson
Norfolk and Norwich Meenal Galal

Dr Kirsty Challen

North Tees and Hartlepool

Ignacio Cardona

Epsom and St Helier

Rebecca MacFarlane