Colin O'Keeffe BA (History) MA (Applied Social Research)
Health Services Research
University of Sheffield
30 Regent Street
Tel no: +44 (0)0114 2220780
Fax no: +44 (0)0114 2220749
In 1999 I joined the Health Services Research Section of ScHARR (formerly MCRU) and have worked on a number of national research studies in the field of pre-hospital and emergency care research, including two NIHR funded national evaluations: investigating the effectiveness of emergency care practitioners (2005-2008); and junior doctor well-being (2008-2012). I am currently Theme Manager for the CLAHRC YH Avoiding Attendance and Admission in Long Term Conditions Theme which is running for five years (Jan 2014-Dec 2018).
My research interests are:
•Evaluating complex intervention in Emergency and Urgent Care settings
•The impact of new roles for healthcare staff in Emergency and Urgent Care
•Psychological well-being of healthcare staff and influence on quality of care
Critical appraisal of research evidence
Member of NETSCC SDO Community of reviewers
- Title: NIHR CLAHRC YH Avoiding Attendance and Admission in Long Term Conditions Theme.
- Funder: NIHR.
- Principal Investigator: Professor Suzanne Mason
For a full list of publications please see here
- Primary care services located with EDs: a review of effectiveness. Emergency Medicine Journal, 33(7), 496-503. View this article in WRRO
- The value of emergency medicine placements for postgraduate doctors: views of Foundation Year 2 doctors and training leads in the emergency department (ED). Postgraduate Medical Journal, 93, 15-19. View this article in WRRO
- A longitudinal study of well-being, confidence and competence in junior doctors and the impact of emergency medicine placements. Emergency Medicine Journal, 33(2), 91-98. View this article in WRRO
- Patient experiences of an extended role in healthcare: comparing emergency care practitioners (ECPs) with usual providers in different emergency and urgent care settings.. Emerg Med J, 31(8), 673-674.
- Quality and safety of care provided by emergency care practitioners.. Emerg Med J, 29(4), 327-332. View this article in WRRO
- A pragmatic quasi-experimental multi-site community intervention trial evaluating the impact of Emergency Care Practitioners in different UK health settings on patient pathways (NEECaP Trial).. Emerg Med J, 29(1), 47-53. View this article in WRRO
- Role of ambulance response times in the survival of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.. Emerg Med J, 28(8), 703-706.
- A community intervention trial to evaluate emergency care practitioners in the management of children. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 96(7), 658-663.
- Effectiveness of emergency care practitioners working within existing emergency service models of care. EMERG MED J, 24(4), 239-243.
- The evolution of the emergency care practitioner role in England: experiences and impact.. Emerg Med J, 23(6), 435-439.