Professor Steve Goodacre MB, ChB, MRCP, DipIMC, FRCEM, MSc, PhD
Room: 3023 Regent Court
I am a clinical academic in emergency medicine and researcher in emergency care. I am a National Institute for Health Research Senior Investigator and am currently Chair of the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Clinical Evaluation and Trials Board.
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.
My teaching interests are critical appraisal of the scientific literature, promoting evidence-based health care, advanced trauma life support (ATLS) and diagnosis of acute chest pain and deep vein thrombosis.
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.
I co-ordinate the Promoting Evidence Based Health Care optional module on the Master in Public Health and Master in Clinical Research courses.
Chair, NIHR Health Technology Assessment Clinical Evaluation and Trials Board
NIHR Senior Investigator
Consulting Editor, Annals of Emergency Medicine
ScHARR Director of Research
Current and Recent Projects
The TiLLI study: Thromboprophylaxis for lower limb immobilisation. Funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme, £181,690
SPQR: Safety for Patients through Quality Review. Funded by the NIHR Policy Research Programme, £551,743
DiPEP: Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism in Pregnancy. Funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment R&D Programme, £688,196.
The PAINTED study: Pandemic Influenza Triage in the Emergency Department. Funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment R&D Programme, £151,174.
Evidence synthesis of prehospital Non-invasive Ventilation. Funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment R&D Programme, £133,895.
The 3Mg Trial: A randomised controlled trial of nebulised versus IV magnesium sulphate versus placebo for acute severe asthma. Funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment R&D Programme, £1,727,163.
DAVROS: Development and Validation of Risk-adjusted Outcomes for Systems of emergency care. Funded by the Medical Research Council, £951,554.
DEUCE: Drivers of Demand for Emergency and Urgent CarE. Funded by the NIHR Health Service & Delivery Research Programme, £708,286
ACUTE: Ambulance CPAP: Use, Treatment effect and Economics. Funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme, £482,800
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, £739,381
Safer care patient-centred checklist. Chief Investigator Mike Clancy (Southampton General Hospital). Funded by the Health Foundation, £73,690.
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
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.
SPRAINED: Synthesising a clinical Prognostic Rule for Ankle INjuries in the Emergency Department. Chief Investigator Sallie Lamb (University of Oxford). Funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment R&D Programme, £820,997.
Development and validation of the 4AT: a new triage tool for delirium. Chief Investigator Alasdair MacLullich (Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh). Funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment R&D Programme, £827,431.
Lab2Go: Demonstrating Minicare, a miniaturised biophotonics platform for fast and lab-equivalent point-of-care diagnostics. Funded by the EU ICT Policy Support Programme, €1,915,000.
Predictors of preventable unplanned admission rates. Chief Investigator Alicia O'Cathain. Funded by NIHR Service Delivery and Organisation, £278,997.
Developing outcome measures for prehospital care. Chief Investigator Janette Turner. Funded by NIHR Programme Grant, £1,286,660.
The AHEAD Study: Managing anticoagulated patients who suffer head injury. Chief Investigator Suzanne Mason. Funded by the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Programme, £248,550.
Steve is based in the section of Health Services Research
Address: Health Services Research, School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield S1 4DA
Contact Number: 0114 222 0834 Contact Fax: 0114222 0749
- Pandor A, Thokala P, Goodacre S, Poku E, Stevens JW, Ren S, Cantrell A, Perkins GD, Ward M & Penn-Ashman J (2015) Pre-hospital non-invasive ventilation for acute respiratory failure: a systematic review and cost-effectiveness evaluation. Health Technology Assessment, 19(42), 1-102. View this article in WRRO
- Thokala P, Goodacre S, Ward M, Penn-Ashman J & Perkins GD (2015) Cost-effectiveness of Out-of-Hospital Continuous Positive Airway Pressure for Acute Respiratory Failure. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 65(5), 556-563.e6. View this article in WRRO
- Than M, Aldous S, Lord SJ, Goodacre S, Frampton CMA, Troughton R, George P, Florkowski CM, Ardagh M, Smyth D, Jardine DL, Peacock WF, Young J, Hamilton G, Deely JM, Cullen L & Richards AM (2014) A 2-hour diagnostic protocol for possible cardiac chest pain in the emergency department: a randomized clinical trial.. JAMA Intern Med, 174(1), 51-58.
- (2013) Intravenous or nebulised magnesium sulphate versus standard therapy for severe acute asthma (3Mg trial): A double-blind, randomised controlled trial. The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, 1(4), 293-300.
- Thokala P, Goodacre SW, Collinson PO, Stevens JW, Mills NL, Newby DE, Morris F, Kendall J & Stevenson MD (2012) Cost-effectiveness of presentation versus delayed troponin testing for acute myocardial infarction. Heart, 98(20), 1498-1503.
- Goodacre S, Wilson R, Shephard N, Nicholl J & DAVROS Research Team (2012) Derivation and validation of a risk adjustment model for predicting seven day mortality in emergency medical admissions: mixed prospective and retrospective cohort study.. BMJ, 344, e2904. View this article in WRRO
- (2012) Very early diagnosis of chest pain by point-of-care testing: Comparison of the diagnostic efficiency of a panel of cardiac biomarkers compared with troponin measurement alone in the RATPAC trial. Heart, 98(4), 312-318.
- Collinson P, Gray A & Hall AS (2011) The Randomised Assessment of Treatment using Panel Assay of Cardiac Markers (RATPAC) trial: A randomised controlled trial of point-of-care cardiac markers in the emergency department. Heart, 97(3), 190-196.
- Wailoo A, Goodacre S, Sampson F, Alava MH, Asseburg C, Palmer S, Sculpher M, Abrams K, de Belder M & Gray H (2010) Primary angioplasty versus thrombolysis for acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction: an economic analysis of the National Infarct Angioplasty project.. Heart, 96(9), 668-672.
- Gray A, Goodacre S, Newby DE, Masson M, Sampson F, Nicholl J & 3CPO Trialists (2008) Noninvasive ventilation in acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema. NEW ENGL J MED, 359(2), 142-151.
- Goodacre S, Cross E, Lewis C, Nicholl J, Capewell S & ESCAPE Research Team (2007) Effectiveness and safety of chest pain assessment to prevent emergency admissions: ESCAPE cluster randomised trial.. BMJ, 335(7621), 659. View this article in WRRO
- Goodacre S, Sutton AJ & Sampson FC (2005) Meta-analysis: The value of clinical assessment in the diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis.. Ann Intern Med, 143(2), 129-139.
- Goodacre S, Nicholl J, Dixon S, Cross E, Angelini K, Arnold J, Revill S, Locker T, Capewell SJ, Quinney D, Campbell S & Morris F (2004) Randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation of a chest pain observation unit compared with routine care.. BMJ, 328(7434), 254. View this article in WRRO