Clinical research in the back of an ambulance

explored by Dr Greg Whitley

People call 999 for an ambulance often during the worst day of their life. They may have a medical illness such as difficulty breathing or chest pain for example, or a traumatic injury such as a broken bone. They may be calling for someone else, a loved one, a friend or a member of the public in need. Ambulance clinicians often arrive to provide assessment, treatment and transport.

Is there capacity in this highly constrained and stressful field of prehospital emergency medicine for clinical research? Prehospital research, key studies from the last decade and ethical considerations will all be discussed.

Tuesday April 18th 2023, 7:00pm-8.30pm

Tickets will be avaiable closer to the time.

Venue: the Drill selling tea/coffee/wine/beer and food

Dr Greg Whitley

Dr Gregory Whitley is a registered paramedic with 12 years of clinical experience in the ambulance service. He joined the West Midlands Ambulance Service in 2010, moved to the East Midlands Ambulance Service in 2014 and joined the University of Lincoln in 2020. He is currently a paramedic research fellow with the East Midlands Ambulance Service and a lecturer in paramedic science at the University of Lincoln. He has worked on several prehospital clinical trials including the AIRWAYS-2 and PARAMEDIC-3 trials. He completed his PhD in 2020 at the University of Lincoln and has recently secured a postdoctoral research fellowship to continue his research on the topic of prehospital pain management in children and young people.