Working with us

As an ambulance service, we are proud to work with a broad range of Universities to undertake clinical research. This includes;  Warwick University, Sheffield University, University of Nottingham, University of Birmingham, Swansea University, Kingston and St George’s University of London and the University of Manchester.

Why work with us?

Our partners have found us an attractive ambulance service to work with because, as well as being rated an ‘outstanding’ organisation by the Care Quality Commission in 2017, we:

  • invest heavily in the skills of our staff and are the first Trust in the country to have a paramedic on every vehicle – this is important for clinical research studies that require paramedic skills.
  • base our front-line staff from just 15 ambulance hubs across the West Midlands region – this ensures easy and focused access to staff by our partners and WMAS Clinical Research staff as they don’t have to visit multiple smaller sites.
  • are electronic! 97% of our patient records are now completed electronically, rather than on paper – this means that research data is easily and securely accessible without the delays of paper-based systems.
  • love research! As an ambulance service, we strive to further improve patient care to save more lives.

At the 2019 ‘999 EMS Research Forum’, hosted by West Midlands Ambulance Service, Janette Turner a Reader in Emergency Care at Sheffield University explains how working with paramedics is helping to bridge the gap between science and the real world.

Contact us

For further information about Research at West Midlands Ambulance Service please email research@wmas.nhs.uk or call our switchboard via 01384 215555 and ask for the Clinical Research team.

Alternatively, you can find out more about the clinical research we undertake by following our staff on Twitter via @wmasjoshmiller (Research Paramedic  – Josh Miller) and @wmasandyrosser (Head of Research – Andy Rosser).